First off all, congratulations on graduating. As you said, you have worked hard on getting this degree, so congratulations with obtaining your degree.
Im sorry to hear that the job outlooks are still not great over there. However, i think its very impressive that instead of sitting still you have decided to go back to school and give yourself a better chance at a career. I think that is a very good choice.
We all go through certain periods in which lifting takes a backseat because we have other, often more important stuff to take care off.
Wish you the best of luck Scott with sorting things out and hope to see you back to lifting real soon.