Holy Hell I cannot fathom that it has been nearly 2 years since I posted on this here thing.
Let me post a brief update:
1) I still sadly work in the same places I did when last I posted. Reading back on my ambitions to get off on my own makes me depressed.
2) Baby on the way (which is why I stopped looking into practice ownership temporarily). Time to focus on something besides dentistry...ie not being a shitty dad.
3) Still in Chicago, planning to get a house in the burbs by next summer. Ahhh suburban life. I will miss the awesomeness of the city...but I will not miss the cramped quarters and overall dirtiness
So let me lay it out like a do a treatment plan.
Phase 1: Hopefully have healthy baby in next few months, learn how to do the early parenting schtick.
Phase 2: Get out of the city (acquire home to raise said baby)
Phase 3: Contact broker and get on the horse to buy a practice.
Phase 4: Review this post next year and kick myself if I haven't accomplished 1-3.
I do hope to chronical the practice purchasing process (much like planned to chronical starting from scratch). I do plan to chronical a lot things that don't end up getting chronicalled (not even a word?).
Ahhh such is the adult life. Just like a home improvement project that gets tabled for months..I'm doing the same thing here.
The meat of this blog was the dental school experience itself, I still have fun re-reading and remembering stuff I had already forgotten about. Just had our 5 year anniversary last May. Time certainly has a way of ramping up every year.
I can't believe people still read this thing. I hope my old posts are still useful to the next generation. Maybe..just maybe I will be able to contribute to the young graduates again. No promises. But I'll try to try!