First, I finally hit the zero point on my net worth. After two years of budgeting and frugal(ish) living, I finally dug myself out of the hole that medical training and lots of careless spending created. I feel a little bit lighter and a little bit less stressed, but it hasn't been quite as momentous an achievement as I had hoped. Now that I am officially worthless (ha ha), I want to actually start accumulating some money. An emergency fund! A down payment on a home! Apparently I'm incapable of being satisfied with where I am in life.
Second...I broke up with my girlfriend of two years.
It's hard to know what to say about this, because there are so many things at play in a breakup, and they never quite fit together into a coherent story. It's inevitably messy. I can say that it was my decision, that I had a sense it was coming for a while, that I'm doing okay. That it is very strange to watch carloads of her things disappear from my small apartment and to see my old life emerging from underneath them. That the worst thing in the world is hurting someone you love. There is so much more.
For now, one of the many songs that I'm listening to, over and over again.