Saturday, June 18, 2011

Take a Deep Breath

Okay, so Spiff Graduated. We moved. We can breathe a sigh of relief now that medical school is over. We made it through that huge hurdle! Go us! We also made it through the move, and we're mostly settled into our new little house.

And now we can take another deep breath as we go into this week and the year that follows. Spiff started his intern year today. We have to steel ourselves for a very difficult year, followed by another move, followed by residency.

Okay. Breathe. We can do this.

A few thoughts:
I miss familiarity. I miss knowing where things are, down to the items in the grocery store.
I miss my friends. Boy, do I ever miss my friends.
I miss my running partners. I'm running alone now.
I miss my oh-so-familiar running route.

I don't miss the humidity. Dry heat rocks! I love love love this climate!
I don't miss my ancient windows. I have been sleeping with an open window, just because I can.
I don't miss pushing a make-shift bathtub around our house (our apartment only had a shower stall). Having a bathtub in our house has never felt so novel.

I'm grateful to be in a place where I know people. I love having my sisters and nieces right down the road from me. I love spending time with my favorite cousin. I love it that some of our good medical school friends live a mile away from us. I am lucky to have such a good community of people during this transition year. It would be so lonely without them. I need to remind myself to take advantage of it and make the most of it every day of this year.

So, I'm going to take a deep breath, say a whole lot of prayers, and gear myself and my family up for a lot of hard work.

Wish me luck.