Aside from that, I've been putting forth a great deal of effort into keeping/catching up with law school, attempting to maintain a full-time work schedule, and trying to find a job that pays 50% more than what I'm currently earning.
I've been pretty busy.
For the past six weeks as I've been job searching, I've noticed that companies like to categorize candidates - this person has these specific skills, this specific prior job title, is looking for this salary range, etc.
What's really been standing out, though, is that virtually every job listing I've seen has a stated degree requirement. This has been standing out particularly harshly because I don't have one.
For many years (20?) I've been hearing that a degree is completely unnecesary, that it never gets used, it's a waste of time, money, etc., that colleges are evil places, and any income requirement that we ever have will be met.
I don't doubt that God will meet our needs, and that God doesn't require a degree, but still...
...I keep seeing that getting a degree seems to be a good investment. A really good investment. That I wish I had made 8 years ago.