Spring is a time of renewal, of refreshing, of reawakening. The days get warmer, brighter, longer.
After a cold winter, I’m definitely welcoming all these little bits of spring, but I’m also bracing for some major life changes.
Here are 5 big pieces of news from our family to yours:
The Hubs Matched Into a Residency Program!
I’m so happy to announce that the hubs matched into a residency program. After five long years of studying, he got a job!
He’s going to start a 4 year residency on July 1, and we are so very proud of him. He literally only has 3 weeks of medical school left, and then he’ll be Dr. Hubs. 🙂
Some of you might remember me writing in a few posts that not all graduating physicians actually get a residency spot, so we’re very happy he got a spot and now has a job!
I’m Not the Only Income Earner Anymore!
Starting July 1, the Hubs will get a salary! I can’t even tell you how relieved I feel. It’s like a huge weight has been lifted off of me.
For years I’ve been carrying the torch with a variable income and it’s been so stressful. While I am lucky to be able to work from home, it hasn’t been the easiest when I know that most of our living expenses fall on my shoulders. Resident physicians make about the same salary across the board at around $50,000-$55,000 per year, so while it’s not the full six figure physician’s salary of the future, it sure is a big help now.
We are Moving to Michigan
Oh, yeah, and I forgot to mention the Hub’s new job is in Michigan, right outside of Detroit. So, the past week or two, we’ve been in full time planning mode. We’re trying to find a place to live and think of schools for the kids for a few years down the road.
So far we’ve talked to several realtors and have booked moving pods. We should have both sets of parents coming up at different times in the next few weeks to help with the packing up, cleaning (use this cleaning supplies list if you are moving, it’s super useful ), etc to make sure we get as much of our deposit back as possible as well. *deep breath*
The Beans Turned Two
In the middle of all this, our beautiful little twinsies turned 2 years old. We honestly blinked and boom, they were 2. I have to tell you, they are getting easier every single day.
I can now walk places with them without the stroller just holding each hand. They are sort of listening, bringing their plates to me when they’re done eating, and more. I feel like we are finally communicating more and that there are less tears (from me and them.)
I’ll brace for all the comments about how 3 is worse or 4, 5, 6, is worse or teenagers are worse but for now I’m enjoying this little moment in time where things are definitely better than they used to be.
I More than Doubled My Income
Spring is also the lovely season of tax time. After spending what seemed like forever finalizing my 2015 profit and loss statements from last year, I just found out today that I more than doubled my income in 2015 from the year before.
So, business has been really good and exciting lately (but that also meant I had a pretty big tax bill!) But, this spring, I’m going to take the initiative to create an LLC for my business now that I know the state I’m going to be living in for the next four years. I’m hoping to take that next step to make my business that much more professional, and I’m looking forward to being able to have my own office in Michigan with my video studio in it. It’ll be the first time I’ll have my own office in my 6 years of blogging so I can’t wait. 🙂
So, those are the 5 big changes I have coming up this spring. Per usual, it should be crazy and hectic, but we’re looking forward to starting the next adventure and getting settled in our new home.
What do you have going on this spring? Any fun or big changes?