Being married to a doctor ain’t what it’s cracked up to be. Wait actually it is…every moment. Well unless you really don’t like being alone which in that case….Judge for yourself 😉
1. Living in Amazing Places
I’ve resided in places during residency that I never even imagined and learned so much more about other people and myself in the process. Living 500 miles away from family will do that to ya.
2. Birthdays (and lots of holidays) Alone
3. Lots of Takeout
Well someone has to cook-I would offer but I couldn’t find the takeout menus. My husband is actually a fabulous chef but can’t usually find the time/energy to whip up a 5 course meal post-call for some reason.
4. Plenty of time to explore new hobbies and adventures without him
Like jewlery making…
5. A chronically exhausted husband (and dog apparently too)
One of the many downsides of working an 80-100 hour work week. I try to let him catch up on sleep as much as possible but it’s hard when I have so many crazy adventures and places I want to explore together.
6. I’m spoiled
No, fancy gifts never make up for the time he is gone-and shoes don’t love you back. But come on-how amazing are these!? Even more amazing = I can walk in them without tripping most of the time.
7. Incredible vacations
Vacation time is hard to come by as a surgeon so we make the absolute most of our limited time together and appreciate traveling. It’s so wonderful to see him relaxed, stress free and as far away from the hospital as humanly possible!
8. Alone Time Most of the Time
I spend more time with my dog than my husband and I can’t lie and say it’s the best thing ever. I am fiercely independent but still miss him and feel like I can never get enough of him. Plus side-we almost are guaranteed never to get sick of each other!
9. Lots of drinking gets me though
Kidding (mostly) but I am a sucker for chocolate mint martinis cheers!