Originally Posted by oboe
You are a recent med school grad. I was once married to a nurse, socialized with the med students and interns, and have some inkling of the hours you must be putting in.
You are the mother of children.
You are divorced and apparently resourceful enough to pull this off . . . . but
WHERE THE %$#!* DO YOU FIND THE TIME FOR ALL THIS POSTING????
The past two months have been "easy" outpatient clinic rotations w/ banker's hours. That will stop over the winter when I start inpatient ward rotations again like I had in July, and I will again be putting in 80 hr weeks.
When the kids are at their dad's house I am lonely and bored. In the evenings it's too dark to ride my bike, I am too lazy to do laundry and housework, and I'm not into hanging out at bars. My classmates who "adopted me" have moved on to residencies in other states. I am in a social niche all by myself - I'm not one of the "young singles", I'm not in the newlywed group who are buying homes and having babies, My clinical instructors are of my age and demographic, but there is the social barrier of student/instructor to contend with. Even the dating scene here can be a bit tricky -- I live in West Virginia. Granted, it's a University town, but I am a middle-aged woman with dual advanced degrees - a physician - who is ALSO divorced with THREE children. How intimidating do you think that is to potential dates, and how many potential dates of my educational level and life situation do you think there really are in WV?
SOooooooo - I hang out at Epicski
Gotta get to Sat morning clinic now.......