[TODAY'S UPDATE IS UNRELATED TO INFERTILITY]
I found a new job. I start Tuesday, the day after Labor Day. So I will end up being out of work just a little over two weeks. (And when taking into account the fact that I was paid for my unused vacation hours from the job I left, I actually only missed out on a little more than three days of pay, including the Labor Day holiday.)
My new job is at a small-ish, growing private law firm located a 20-minute drive from my house. The firm opened two years ago with five attorneys who left a larger, long-established local insurance defense firm and in that time has grown to thirty attorneys in ten offices, with the main office the one in Sco.ttsd.ale where I will be working. They seem to have a firm base of business and a lot of work, and they say they are happy to get someone with my qualifications (not only my legal experience, but my nursing background).
For my part, I am very relieved to have a job again. I am not overjoyed at the return to working longer hours that will accompany returning to private practice, but I will make it work. I *am* happy about the pay raise that comes along with returning to private practice.
Now I'm going to try to make the most of the three days off I have left before the weekend and a return to normalcy next week.