My day starts every morning at 5am with a wakeup call from Rig 330 in beautiful Eastern Colorado. After our typical quick chat, “Love you! Miss You! I’m off to my safety meeting” I drag myself out of bed, tip toe down the hall towards the Keurig and that is where my day begins as a Working OFW.
Hi all! My name is Becky and I am an OFW that also works fulltime as a Digital Sales Manager and I am a fulltime mommy too. My hubby and I have been married for almost four years now and have been an oilfield couple since the beginning! Our family consists of a wildly entertaining two year old little girl named Riley Madison, Lady the Labrador, and a ferocious dachshund named Oliver or Mr. Weinie!
I like to tell people we have a “Modern Day Fairytale” and no we are not swingers! We dated six months, found out we were pregnant, ran to the courthouse on my lunch break, got married, celebrated with Taco Bell and Oreos, and well here we are. No engagement, no wedding, and I had to wait a year for my ring until the nursery was paid off, but we would not be where we are today without every single one of those crazy decisions.
A lot has changed in the past four years; I graduated college with a BA in Business, I went from working two jobs to one, we have our daughter and my husband’s schedule shifted into two on, two off, where before he was home most nights. This means when he is away not only am I working forty hours a week and taking care of our little one, but I am the cook, the maid, the nurse, the maintence man, and the landscaper. Let me just say my middle name is “multi-tasker” and yes I have mowed the yard on my lunch break before, not in heels but close.
The hardest part about being a working OFW is those two weeks he has off and still having to drag myself to work, but the best part is the certainty in knowing we are saving for our daughter, we both have retirement savings, and I will not be paying of student loans the rest of my life. I support him, because he supports us, and not only am I an OFW but we are a OF team! Did I mention, having a daughter does not necessarily support a shopping habit, but working makes it a little less obvious and a little more fun.