I got my first paycheck from my new job this weekend. Even though it is only for half the month (18th-29th), it is already bigger than my postdoc stipend. And it feels like even more now that my living expenses are drastically reduced from moving FROM a bachelorette apartment in a big city TO back in with my husband in a small town.
While I do not do this job for the money, it is still pretty awesome. I get to go clothes shopping, unencumbered by guilt for misappropriated funds, for the first time in about four years! YAY!!!!!!!!!
Damn it's nice to finally be a grown-up.