THE LAPTOP STRESS
On Saturday, January 7th my laptop crashed. Like dead. Would not work at all. Cue freak out here. I was super stressing since I have all of my private practice work/notes on it and needed to get a report for a case asap. Great timing! Luckily I have a wonderful IT guy at work who I could pay to fix it (for a small fee) during his free time. To make a long boring story short I finally got it back on Tuesday night and so far so good. It had a bad virus but he cleaned everything off and I'm starting fresh (reloading iTunes, all my pics, documents, etc). Thankfully I had a back up which if you don't have I HIGHLY recommend! I would be devastated to lose all my pictures and music. Next up I need to learn how to back up my blog!
THE CAR STRESS
At the same time my laptop was being repaired my car was in the shop. Forever. It took over two weeks but I am happy to report that I got my car back on Tuesday night too. I don't even know the
THE HEADACHE STRESS
I've had a headache since January 3rd to be exact. Yup you read that right. I've had a constant headache for 2 weeks and 2 days! Good times. I finally saw my neurologist on Tuesday (Tuesday was a busy day) and he diagnosed me with migraines. The last time I saw him in October 2011 I had reported an extended headache so after putting it all together he figured out that I've likely been having migraines for some time. Just add this to my long list of health problems. So he started me on a medication which will hopefully prevent the migraines. Bad news is that I have to start on a low dose and work my way up so it will take a while to know if it is working. In the meantime I STILL have a headache (luckily much less painful then it has been).
THE PRIVATE PRACTICE STRESS
As I've mentioned in the past I do some work outside of my main job. Currently I'm doing "supervised visits" for families that are court mandated. I have several cases going on and that alone was stressful because I've been working 7 days a week for several months. It is just too much! I've been wishing that something would change and trying to figure out how to make that happen and then. . . after a couple of "events" with one of my visitation cases I made the decision to resign as their supervisor. I can't go into any detail due to confidentiality but let's just say I think it was a very good decision. So now I will only be working 6 days a week - which I realize is still a lot but at least I get one day off!
On another supervision case (that I did over the summer very briefly) the attorney send me a subpoena with no notice. I was shocked since I've had no contact with this case since August. I sent him an email telling him I thought it was unprofessional to give me such little notice and he responded via emailed and used the word "lambaste" which I thought must have been a type since I had never even seen the word let alone know what it means. After some googling I figured out that he wasn't too happy with me. The feelings were mutual. I didn't end up needed to appear in court that day but still waiting to hear if I might be needed in the future. Fingers crossed that the family settled.
So as you can imagine all this stress has not been good on my mood. I've been an emotional mess! Yup I'll admit it. January has not gotten off to a good start for me and I'm hoping it is not an indicator of how 2012 will shape up! I have a lot of exciting things planned for 2012 and I'm hopeful that it will be a great year. Maybe I got all the bad stuff out of the way in January and am done. Let's hope!
Sorry for the super boring blog post. I promise to have happier things on the horizon!
Our MS Fundraiser at The Paint Bar in this Saturday so I'll be sure to do a recap about that! I'm very excited for it. Also more info coming soon about joining The Bean Team for the Boston MS Walk on April 1st!