After almost a year and a half of writing for ROW, it is time for me to say good-bye. In my last post I shared that we were taking the leap and starting a business with Oilman back home. It is the beginning of a new season for us.
I started writing for the Real Oilfield Wives because I felt very disconnected from others. The years of Oilman being gone coupled with our infertility had made me feel incredibly isolated from those around me. I couldn’t relate to most of other women I met on a day-to-day basis because my life looked completely different. As much as I would try to explain what oilfield life was like, it still didn’t help. People just didn’t understand and that left me feeling frustrated. Finding a site where other families actually knew what this job looked like was such a relief. Finally people got me!!!! Thank you for your support these last few years. Your comments and snippets of life you have shared have made me feel less alone and I appreciate you.
The majority of my relationship with Oilman has been with him working in the oilfield, but before that (when we first met) he worked in construction. In fact, his college degree and most of his work experience have been construction related. He worked as a Project Manager for a commercial contractor and many years before that he was a superintendent for David Weekley homes. We have discussed for a long time what Oilman would do if he decided to work back home. We talked about so many different things over the years, but starting a home building business is what we kept coming back to. It works well with Oilman’s personality, his work experience, and with my job as a real estate broker. Oilman and I felt like when the time was right for him to come home we would know and that time has come. We close on our first lot next week and Oilman already has a family he is building a custom home for. Everything happened very quickly and kind of fell into place. This doesn’t mean that we won’t have some learning experiences or difficulty, but it does appear that we are on the right path. He isn’t Oilman anymore; he is Brandon the home builder.
I’m adjusting to him being home and helping with the real estate side and home design of the new building venture. FINALLY all that time on Pinterest and watching HGTV is paying off! My job has gotten increasingly busy. I’m trying to do my best at balancing everything, but sometimes life is a little unbalanced. We are seeing a reproductive endocrinologist and have been in the midst of fertility treatments as we continue to try and start a family. Life is just a little crazy for us right now and it was time for me to take a step back from writing.
It is my sincere hope that at least one of my posts have brought a smile to your face, offered encouragement during a difficult time, or made you feel less alone in your own struggles. It has been a pleasure living life alongside you for the past year and a half. Thanks guys!