New Year….New Endeavor
I’m taking a deep breath (aaaaah!), today is the first day this week that I’ve had time to sit down and even think about working on my blog! It’s been busy to say the least.
As many of you have read, I have made some big changes with my career. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a dentist (you can tell me “I hate the dentist” and I promise not to take it personally) and since graduating from dental school in 2006 have been working as an associate dentist in a few private practice offices. I’ve spent the majority of those years associating in a great private practice, working with amazing co-workers and under the direction of my boss whose dentistry is the best I’ve seen. I love each and every person I work with at this office and have learned so much from my boss, but I’ve always known that I’ve wanted my own dental practice. Hubby is an orthodontist and works closer to home, whereas my job is across Lake Washington here in the Seattle area and is far from Hubby’s own office. Our goal was for me to own a place and be closer to Hubby so that we can work together on patients/cases.
Hubby and I have been looking for an office for me for quite some time but kept finding places that weren’t the right fit. Then by a twist of fate, I found an office north of Seattle and it all fell into place. We are still working out all of the details, but I started this week with my new team and patients and can finally say “I have my own dental practice!” It’s been such an exciting week! I’m exhausted and exhilarated at the same time. And I’m so tired but can’t sleep, so I’m glad the weekend is almost here so I can catch up. I’m currently working at my new office but also working a day and a half at my former associate position, so I’m pooped!
I had put off buying an office for a while now because I kept thinking I would get pregnant and it would be too big of a challenge to do both at the same time. However, this whole infertility road has taken much longer than expected and I felt like I couldn’t put my career on hold or stay static for much longer. I absolutely love what I do and even with kids will continue to practice dentistry. With all of the heartache we’ve experienced lately, Hubby and I are going to take a break from fertility treatments. I’m going to focus on my practice, together we are going to focus on living life without the pressure of getting pregnant, and we’ll revisit things in the Spring/Summer of this year. I would love to have 1 day….maybe even 1 hour when I don’t think about our infertility. Infertility is all-consuming and I just need a breath (another one I guess). I’ll focus my energies elsewhere and hope to be happier and in a better place when we get back to our treatments.
Happy Friday everyone!