I still can hardly believe the big news. On Friday, after years of unbelievably hard work, an MD and a PhD, my husband matched at Duke. (You can read all about the Medical Residency Match process and what it means for our family in more detail, here.) I am so unbelievably proud of my husband, and elated at the possibilities for our little family. In the next few weeks, we have to find a place to live (Do we rent or do we buy? More on that later!); we need two cars (We share a car here in Miami because hubby uses and loves public transportation in the city, and the lease on that one car is ending in a few weeks.); we need to find new doctors for both Scarlett and I; we have to plan the move (Any advice on moving cross-country is welcome!); we’re thinking of decorating a brand new (much bigger) place and all of the possibilities that that entails; and I have to figure out my own career plan (Will I take the bar exam in North Carolina? Do I want to practice law there? Will I really try to give blogging a go full-time … from North Carolina? Will I look for a job in something totally new? And does that mean we’ll put Scarlett in daycare? Gulp … not sure I’m ready for that.) The list goes on and on. I promise to share all of the craziness along the way.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for your support, your incredibly kind comments and e-mails and suggestions. I’ll need even more of that now. If anyone knows anything about the Research Triangle Area (pros and cons in living in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill), has any advice about real estate, suggestions about moving with a baby (away from family and friends … sob), really anything at all, we could use it right about now!
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