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Lives of Doctor Wives: I dont mean to whine but....

Friday, July 17, 2009

I dont mean to whine but....

I am really not liking fellowship, so far its a lot worse that residency was, plus he is now commuting for an hour each way (for residency it was a 10 minute drive). It is driving me crazy I need to find more things to do, any ideas on how to add things to my days and weekends?


Blogger JumpingJane said...

I volunteer. Every Saturday I volunteer with a humane society with an adoption event. There are many places that need help. Soup kitchens, old age homes... Also to add things to do I check out local museums. I have just found a group online that is a girls dine out group. I am going to try a meet up with them to get out and meet new people. And last, I also belong to a religious group that does stuff like happy hours, dining out, out doors adventures, game after noons and more. I don't know if you are religiously affiliated, but if you aren't, you can usually find those kind of groups like book clubs that aren't religiously affiliated. Good luck!

July 18, 2009 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Bea said...

oh dear! I'm so sorry to hear that. (and it worries me about our fellowship years ahead... sigh) Jane's suggestion about volunteering is great. I would also try and find something you can do on your own schedule, like knitting or scrapbooking. That way you have something to do whenever you feel lonely. I don't know about you, but the hardest times to be alone are at night when J's on call.

July 18, 2009 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Married to a med student - Marissa Nicole said...

I'm sorry to hear that - it stinks to hear that fellowship is worse than residency. Try and remember that it is only a year (right?)and you can get through anything as long as there is an end in sight! Do you belong to a Mom's group? Make sure you still get out occassionally even if it isn't with Damien. I think you are doing the right thing in trying to keep yourself distracted - you may have to start doing things with your girls in the evening so that you aren't sitting at home thinking about how Damien isn't there. Can you go to the library, book stores or other free/cheap activities? Maybe a certain night of the week you can make movie night where you rent a movie and pop popcorn? I also like the scrapbooking idea, its something you and the girls can do. Check out your local craft store and see if there is anything you'd like to try.

July 19, 2009 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Kathi Browne said...

Volunteering is a great idea! Also, figure out what you won't have time to do later, and start doing it now. I wish I had written a book. I also wish I had learned to quilt. One of the best things I did was keep a journal of the kids and our early days. M doesn't hardly remember anything during that time because he was so sleep deprived. My journals allow him to create memories.

July 21, 2009 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm sorry to hear it's so rough this year. What about taking lessons at something you've always wanted to try, like tennis or Ikebana or a musical instrument? That way you'll have something to show for all that time alone at the end of the year.

July 22, 2009 at 8:50 AM  

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