Moving Forward

You know that saying “when it rains, it pours?” It’s definitely true, at least in my life, or at least in my 2012. My boyfriend dumped me in the most sudden and brutal way possible, I totaled my car, my laptop died, and I’ve been on call 80 bazillion times in two weeks and have been missing my kid like crazy.

I mean, it could be far worse, but, what’s a single mom to do? I’ll tell you what. She spends a sh*t-ton of money she doesn’t have. Because, well, she has to. I mean, I have to. (I’m losing track of myself in the third person here.)

As for the first problem, confesh: I totally pretended that every tooth I extracted for about a week was HSD’s, sans anesthesia, natch. (Very therapeutic. Try it sometime. Not at home. Or without a valid dental degree.) As for the second, I went out and got a super-cute dark blue used Volkswagen Golf, which hopefully my insurance will still decide to cover despite the fact that I am basically this:

Allstate mayhem commercial

(Watch it. It’s only 30 seconds and so worth it.)

As for the third, I got an iPad, which I am currently blogging from and is, incidentally, very handy for entertaining cranky toddlers in a pinch, and cheaper than a laptop. All of this served as truly excellent retail therapy. And as for the fourth problem, as of tonight I’m not on call for almost a whole month, so I got some quality snuggle- and play-time in with Caroline, and I plan to get much, much more.

So it’s all worked out quite well in the end, and my friends and family (and readers! Thank you!) have proved yet again how truly awesome they are with offers of comfort and rides and cars and loans and hate-mail-sending-services.

Things are looking up for me in the new year, even if they took a couple of weeks to get there. It’s also time for me to be getting serious about my post-residency job search, and I’ve come up with several options that involve major life change, relocation, and consequently being shanked by friends and family who would prefer that Caro and I stay close by.

But, it’s time for a change and the next chapter in this crazy adventure that I call my life! Stay tuned for my big announcement, once I’ve finalized my decision and have informed the appropriate people in appropriate ways…

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  1. by Erin M

    On January 10, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Aren’t iPads great? They have made the 4.5 hour car ride to see my family much easier on my 10 month old (and his parents!) Download a movie, hang it up in the carrier, and he is entertained by colors and noises. And before the masses criticize me for showing a movie to a baby, you trying driving in a car for 4.5 hours with a screaming baby for 3!

  2. by jaclyn

    On January 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Good luck with your big decision! We are all rooting for you!

  3. by Jess

    On January 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    So I’m nosy and dying to know…did HSD’s brother ever respond to your facebook comment?

  4. by Hannah

    On January 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Julia I’ve been reading your blog for a quite awhile and I think you’ve got financial Doctoritis.

    Please look up Dave Ramsey and the Total Money Makeover, trust me it changed my life and cured me from my Doctoritis.

    With Love, Hannah

  5. by Julia

    On January 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Jess, he didn’t! Well, I told him I was sorry and that I had figured it was old news by now and that he could talk to his brother about it. I figured I had done quite enough, haha.

    Hannah, explain further please?? I googled financial doctoritis but there was nothing. I actually am super cheap and responsible about money, I swear. Well, mostly. I need a car to get to work, though, and I need some type of computer to work and to blog. Well, that’s my story anyway and I’m sticking to it ;) could def use some debt reduction, though… Damn dental school…

  6. by Julia

    On January 11, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Oh and jaclyn THANK YOU! :) my next post will be about my big decision, assuming everything goes as planned on Thursday.