Sometimes I forget that I'm an oilfield wife, until I read forums full of other ladies in the same position. When we moved to Houston last year, it was a huge change, both in where we lived and how we lived. It's been over a year since Husband has been out to a rig. It's funny how quickly you can stop being used to that routine. But now, I feel like I identify even less with the oilfield wives I come across online. They mention terms and acronyms that I don't understand at all. They talk about being able to drive to rig sites (something I never did, as husband never worked on land). Even job titles that I don't get. I'm no expert, Husband has only been in the industry 5 years, and before that, I knew nothing. I'm not one of those girls whose dad, grand dad, and great grand dad worked with oil. Add in that I'm not a republican, and ladies think I'm a traitor. Luckily, during this journey, I have come across other "unlikely oilfield wives" who I know I can turn to. I just hate feeling like I belong even less than before.