10.17.2008

and so it begins...

We spent last weekend in Omaha, Nebraska for Joe's very first medical residency interview. We stayed with our good friends Cobi and Hesse, who just bought a beautiful Victorian mansion there and decorated it with modern furniture and paintings. What a fun weekend. Omaha could be a very real possibility for us because Joe's interview went well, and we have friends there.

I took this photo of Joe when he got back from the interview. Joe will be a real doctor in May! And he'll be 30. That is officially an adult. He has over ten more interviews in the next couple of months all across the country. We have no idea where we'll be six months from now. I feel weird. Unsettled. But sort of excited too. We could end up in my favorite place, Portland, Oregon, or we could end up somewhere like Hershey, Pennsylvania (which I know nothing about). Or we could just stay here in Kansas City (which neither of us really wants to do). Whatever happens, it's not really up to us. It just depends on what program he gets accepted to. We'll find out our fates in January. It's really killing me.

28 comments:

Morgane said...

That's really exciting !! Good luck to him !

whistlepeaknits said...

When Joe left I told you that my husband was also gone for six months. We also had the exact same experience of not knowing where we'd end up. We've been posted to a First Nations Reserve in Manitoba and we're leaving in two weeks. I felt the same way you did. But you only live once so you may as well see as many places as you can!

Anna Allen said...

sounds exciting! i'm very happy for you both.

p.s. it is killing me that i don't have the correct sized knitting needles to make that slouch hat. aghh. i might just have to run to the store today. :)

Sara said...

how exciting!
i know just how you feel, we are also waiting for my husband to get a new job (he is a physicist) and he has a few interviews in the next months all over the world. its been going on for a year and im getting so impatient!!

erica said...

i know what you mean about waiting but not really having much say about how things will turn out. matthew and i will be in the same boat in a year, and hopefully we can coordinate jobs so that we're in the same city or state. but with the economy tanking, we might not have much of a choice about where we end up.

it's both scary and exhilarating to pick up and move to another town. i'm so excited for you!

Lasso the Moon said...

You must be so proud! I know how you must feel, though. I'm married to a youth pastor. And while we love our new home, we could theoretically move at any time. To anywhere.
Anna

mallory said...

Congrats to Joe! I'm so excited for you to live in a new city, but so sad that you will be leaving so soon.

Tilda B. Hervé said...

take it as a chance! i live in an little small village since one year, and it is better than i thougt before!

copperseal said...

how exciting! it must be weird not knowing where you'll be but its just another adventure! and think of all the new places of inspiration that will come with it! i love love love portland. i hope you end up there, too ;)

misadventuresofkellyandkelly said...

Hey we're in Omaha too! It's a fun place to live. I can't imagine the not knowing, that would be hard!

erica-knits said...

Oh, I'm in the same boat, I'm sending out five applications for my master's before the end of the month. I don't know where I will end up either!
I'm sure Joe will just ace all his interviews, especially in that great suit! I wish you two the very best. Also, an early congratulations to Joe on such a major accomplishment.

alyson. said...

oh I love Omaha.... my aunt lives there and I thought downtown was really great. and I'm sure you'll be happy where you end up. especially if it's Portland!

Unfurled said...

I've been to Hershey, PA. The whole town smells like chocolate. That can't be bad, right?

hibou said...

So exciting! Enjoy the ride! Also: You have friends who own a MANSION? Awesome!

Laura said...

i know that feeling. best of luck to joe and i hope you end up in a place you're both happy with. :)

katie said...

yay for match day!

it really is hard waiting, isn't it? that day was so much fun though, it is almost worth the wait. hanging out in an auditorium with all the other medical students and their significant others, waiting for that moment that everyone tore open their envelope at the same time...there was so much excitement in the air...

can you tell i'm married to a young doctor, too? coincidentally, he is also a joe... :)

good luck and have as much fun as you can on those interview trips. by the tail end, you and joe may go crazy!

lynne said...

i agree with katie - match day is fun. good luck with everything. it's so crazy that your whole future comes down to some computer program, pairing up all of that info. weird.

DeeDee said...

Congrats to Joe! (And what a great photo of him!)

This post expressed my feelings exactly. I'm in the same waiting stage (graduating from law school in April) and where I end up depends entirely on where I get an articling (similar to medical residency) job. Thanks for helping me "name" my feelings.

Caroline Marissa Clementine said...

Hershey Pennsylvania is SUPER ADORABLE! The Hershey Company pays for all these amazing amenities for the entire town, like an actually nice public pool, golf course, etc..

The street lights are in the shape of Hershey kisses!

Little Nutbrown Hare said...

Good luck! Portland will be great but Hershey sounds really good too. I really want to visit now...

ambika said...

Good luck to Joe in all of his interviews. My last job was basically coordinating residency interviews (for cardiothoracic surgery) so I have a small perspective on what a marathon the whole process can be.

rachel said...

Match day is always so nerve-wracking and exciting! I remember this feeling well. We never would have guessed we would have ended up here in KC. Wherever he ends up will be adventure...that's how we tried to look at it.

hannah said...

good luck jenny & joe. i remember when clark & kerry went through this, it was tough, but in retrospect they said it was the best year of their marriage.

claire said...

i always think of these things as such huge adventures! scarey, but so exciting.
really, what could be more fun than getting to do this with your best friend.
good luck you two!

Vilija said...

I too am in the same boat of the unknown match.

I think that the unnerving part after interviews is that you really could be anywhere. Good luck to Joe, and to you with the process and the move.

Anonymous said...

I live about 45 minutes from Hershey. While this state has its charms, it wears off pretty quickly once you discover a little unknown or maybe known fact about PA. It is a fairly racist state - especially the whole northern part of the state. I was pretty shocked when I moved here to find that out. I don't know...the whole state is just weird. I like where I live most days though but I practically live in Maryland.

My Year Without said...

If it's Portland, that would be awesome! Of all of the places I have lived, Portland has been the top favorite!

Simple Dreams said...

Hey, if Joe hasn't found a job yet; my day job is assistant to a physician recruiter for a rural hospital, in West Plains, MO. Contact me and I could let you know more. In the meantime I am just drooling over all your beautiful pics.
Lisa