This Is Intern Year

This is who I live with right now. When Josh isn’t sleeping we have conversations about our day to day life including STDs and butt abscesses and people who have swallowed razor blades or brake fluid. And good news, we finally met some of our neighbors! Their kiddo broke her arm and ended up in the ER. Who said interns never get to socialize? When we run out of doctor-related things to talk about, we discuss my day with Google, how she only kicked me off the Internet for ten minutes, but not before I found the foreskin restoration forum (tag-line: the Intactivist network). Josh is asleep before I can say foreskin. Yes, these are the days of our lives.  And as I understand it, the worst of Josh’s schedule is yet to come. When will the killer rotations be, you ask? During the holidays of course.

I’m not worried. I’ve already started planning our Christmas tree this year. We’re going green, and not even cutting it down. Plus, this works for our budget. See the presents are already underneath, too. The kids like nature. Josh is already thinking of family games like, whomever can climb to the top of the tree first will win a hug. “It’s okay if you fall. Daddy’s a doctor.” At this point he’ll be beyond tired.

I’ll be married to this guy. And so irresistable is he, that I’m like this:

And we’ll head back into the house, which hasn’t been cleaned all year. After all, I’m not only working full time, I’m also writing another young adult novel, and raising two kids. There’s no time for dishes or laundry, so we just go to Goodwill and buy clean clothes and dishes. When they get dirty we add them to the pile. It’s starting to stack up a bit, but it’s cool.

Because we’re living on love.


Published by jody sparks

Jody Sparks Mugele spent her first career in marketing writing and leading teams of writers and editors. After her son came out as transgender in 2015, she dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. For two years, she led the Indianapolis regional chapter of PFLAG, a nationally renowned LGBTQ+ advocacy group. She has given many conference talks about parenting trans kids, healthcare in the trans community, and suicidality among LGBTQ+ youth. And with GenderNexus, an Indianapolis-based advocacy organization, she created programming and led support groups to work with parents to help their children through all aspects of gender transition. She recently moved to Northeast Georgia where she is excited to develop opportunities to continue to strongly and proudly advocate for LGBTQ+ members of our society. She also LOVES kitschy Christmas crafting!

4 thoughts on “This Is Intern Year

  1. Jody,

    You always make me laugh. I’m glad to see you still have your sense of humor through it all.


  2. Great post. Sounds just like you. It’ll get better one of these years. Just use the extra time to yourself for your writing.

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