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God seems to be speaking to me through blogs lately.
It’s been a tough couple weeks for our family. My dear, sweet Mr. V, who has put his heart into this PhD program, has realized that the career path we thought he would be headed down is just not panning out right now.
It’s been a shock to our system to say the least.
So he’s exploring different opportunities, trying to figure out what the heck we’re going to do once he graduates. Our main option right now involves staying in Nashville, in our same tiny house, with me still working, for a couple of years.
The whole time we’ve been in Nashville, we’ve told people it would only be for five years. I feel like I’ve prepared myself mentally and emotionally for not being here come September, and now that has changed and I’m not quite sure what to do with it. I am, of course, also distressed about not being able to quit work unless I come up with a lot of editing and writing freelance work. But it’s not the end of the world–I do have a job I really like for a wonderful company.
Needless to say, I feel a little lost. But I’ve been blessed to come across Biblical Womanhood and Mrs. Fussypants‘ posts on very similar times that they’ve been through–and both are praising God for the tough times now that they are on the other side.
We need those tough times to grow. So for now, I’m finding solace in the Word, prayer, and some sweet posts from my fellow bloggers.