Just after writing my last post about how I have nothing to write about, I remembered something I've been meaning to ask you all. I get such great advice here that it would be silly not to ask you this question, which is a pretty important one.
When Michael and I got married, we agreed that when we had children, it would be a top priority for us to have me stay home with them. At the time he was still a student, and we had no guarantees that our financial situation would be easy after he graduated, but we knew that we would make it work somehow. After he got his job, which provides a very reasonable income for us, we relaxed in the knowledge that we would definitely be able to make it work. I assumed that I would probably get pregnant before I even finished college, so I didn't worry about having a career. I figured I'd go right from undergrad into career motherhood.
Obviously that has not happened. With the passing of each semester I worried a little about what to do after college if no babies had come along, but it was easy to put off thinking about it. Now, with graduation a month away, it has hit me. I won't be a student anymore. I know from experience that I can't stay home all day. I need to find something else to do.
This is where you come in. What should I do? Many of you probably have experience in the job world. What jobs have you hated, what jobs have you loved? For what do you think I would be well suited? I'd love to hear things like, "Elizabeth, I think you'd make a great [chef/movie star/President]," or, alternatively "I think you'd make a horrible [CPA/construction worker/President]." Bring on the advice!
Clarification: We can live on Michael's income alone, but I have a bunch of student loans that will come due this fall, and adding payments to our current budget would make it pretty tight - if I am able to work, it's good for me to do so. Also, my major is theology.