My husband is a fourth year medical student and is nearing the end of his residency interviews. In case you're unaware, this whole process is
Here's a peak at the trail my husband has taken. This is in the logical order, not in the actual order of the interviews. You can guess the three that were flights instead of road trips!
I'm quite excited for this process to be completed, for a multitude of reasons. It will be nice to have my husband home again, because while it's cute that Liam gets excited, reaches for his dad and smiles at him while we're Facetiming, it's also a little heartbreaking. Likewise, it will be wonderful to actually start making our rank list and narrowing the possibilities. It's a little crazy to think that we already have cut the list by about half when we canceled a bunch of interviews, and to know there are some places that he probably won't rank.
There's about a 99% chance that we'll be moving in June and leaving our comfortable, happy little bubble where we've lived the past nine (holy cats - that's a third of our lives!) years. The chances that it's out of state are high too. We are surprisingly okay with that. We're just resting in the fact that no matter where we end up, it's exactly where God wants us to be, even if it's hard for us to see. Having that mindset also takes a little bit of pressure off of us too ;) We figure if we don't leave now, we never will, and that also means we might not appreciate "home" as much as we should. That being said, if we didn't end up too far from home, I don't think we'd be that disappointed!
So, uno mas. Then residency interviews are over. Our match list is due by February 26th. Match Week begins on March 17, when applicants find out if they matched. March 21st is THE MATCH DAY, where we find out where we'll be for the next three, and potentially six/seven, years. Holy mackerel. This is getting real!