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Here I am nearing the end of my first rotation--it's been a very good experience with frustration kept to a minimum; however the lack of stability is starting to wear on me. With every 6 weeks, comes a new slew of arrangements to finagle--travel plans, preceptors to contact, finances, living arrangements, jobs...the list goes on. I've enjoying my time here with my family, but the longer my rotation goes, the more I miss just being in my little apartment, coming home every day to my Dan and being a little home-maker with baked goods and fresh, home, cooking. A marriage counselor said to find your Engedi (from Song of Solomon), your oasis of rest and peace and security and work to create that for your marriage. Mine is in my own home, making it a comfortable, welcoming place for my husband--and I'm sorely missing it!

Yes, this isn't ideal being uprooted every 6 weeks and having to try to finagle life to see each other every other weekend or so, but it is the impetus that will propel me to make the most of my clinical year and make graduation and reaching this life goal ever more sweeter. The day I receive my diploma will not only be the culmination of 6 long years of schooling, and a major accomplishment for both me and the best support anyone could ever ask for :-D, but also the end of obligatory separation from Dan for any period of time. After this, we will be able to make the choices that will allow us to never be separated for more than 24 hours.

With that in mind, being able to make plans for our future will be that much more exciting and wonderful because we know that wherever it is (and hopefully it's Kentucky--more to come on that later!), it will be...together.


  1. Aw, I'm so sorry you have to be apart. That is rough! I'm sending you lots of positive thoughts to help you get through these long weeks. Thanks for your sweet compliment on my blog! You totally made my night!! :)

  2. You'll make it- you're such a determined and hard-working woman. :) I'm proud of you for getting all that schooling in so quickly, and doing a good job, too!

    And yes, Kentucky... can't wait! Aimee said that if you all want to come down to the area to look around, you may stay in their camper so you don't have to get a hotel, etc. Let me know if you all are interested!

  3. Jessy,
    Thanks! Glad you got a smile from it!

    Dan and I would love to come down sometime, but I think it will be somewhere around Christmas-ish before we make it down that way and I'm sure that they will be needing their camper by then. I've started looking for jobs! :) If anything changes, I'll be sure to let you know, though! Oh, and I sent you an e-mail to your yahoo account...did you get that?



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