I think every time I have posted in my journal this year I have written about how long it has been since I have last written. Uck. Maybe 2013 will be the year I return to more regular posting.
At this point in time I have a two year old son (Chaim Yosef Davidescu, if you didn't know his full name) and we are, true story, thinking about a second, Hashem willing. I suppose we shall see if / when it happens.
I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College for just a bit over a year now and am grateful to both G-d and my co-worker who told me about the opening -- not just because the job is fantastic but because it got me out of what was a less than pleasant working environment for me. Higher pay and lower insurance cost really sealed the deal -- and I have already gotten a raise since I started working here that was three times larger than any raise I ever got at my previous job.
There were many things for which I am thankful at my previous job, mind you. That job came at the perfect time in my life. Prior to that I had been doing freelance work for one person and working from home -- that lasted nearly five full years before he simply ran out of money shortly after I moved back to New York and he just couldn't afford to pay me anymore. I wish he had given me a little notice instead of just telling me out of the blue that it was over. Either way, I was very fortunate to find my previous job and even more fortunate to find the job where I am now. I go home happy and not feeling stressed out over things that happened over the course of the day.