So it has been a rather busy 6 weeks for DrH and me. Here is the rundown with what has been going on!:
- May 6th: DrH completed Step 3.
- May 8th: We closed on our first house.
- May 14th-16th: DrH was in CA for a training.
- May 17th: Moved into our new house.
- May 23rd: Friend’s wedding in NC.
- May 24th: Left for our anniversary cruise vacation out of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
- May 31st: Our 1st wedding anniversary! Returned from Cruise. Lunch with cousins in FL. Flew back to Maryland.
- June 6th-9th: AMA Alliance annual meeting in Chicago, IL. My 27th birthday on the 9th!
- June 10th: Our 4 year old adopted furbaby arrived.
- June 15th-16th: Work trip to Dallas, TX.
- June 15th: PGY2 year has begun.
Wow I am pooped! And I can’t believe how time has flown by. How is it already mid-June? I am very happy to be home and get back into a routine. But, it has been a great, memorable last 6 weeks. Here are some details on the highlights:
Homeownership: Having our own house has been great! We haven’t fully moved in and there are a lot of boxes still to unpack, but it is slowly becoming ours. Before moving in, the weekend after the closing, my family helped me with some painting while DrH was on call and while I was in Chicago for the AMA Alliance meeting DrH redid the kitchen floor! Pictures of the house will be shared… once the boxes have been unpacked and I have things decorated 🙂 So it might be a while!
Vacation: It was a blast and I wish I could go back! We started out with our friend’s wedding in Chapel Hill, NC. It was so great to see some of our med-school friends and celebrate the lovely couple. We then cruised the Eastern Caribbean for our anniversary. I can not tell you how nice it was to spend an uninterrupted week with my husband without board studying, research, or crazy crappy hours! Then on the way back we were able to visit a little with my cousins!
AMA Alliance annual meeting: I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the annual meeting in Chicago. I have spoken about the AMA Alliance a few times over the last year (New Friends & AMA Alliance Fire Side Chat) and will likely continue to for many years to come :). As a reminder, the AMA Alliance is the largest organization representing the family of medicine in the US.
The Alliance is a network of physicians and physicians’ spouses that represent all stages of the medical journey, from the training years to retirement. They are the “Volunteer Voice for Physician Families” and offer support, networking, and volunteer opportunities for medical spouses and families. So, I got to attend the meeting to learn more about the organization and to meet so many wonderful members from all over the country. If you are a medical significant other and you aren’t a member yet.. Join!
Furbaby: DrH and I adopted a 4 year old yellow lab named Blondie and we are in love! We adopted her from a fellow medical family who unfortunately had to find a new home for their girl due to some difficult circumstances. But, DrH and I are thrilled to have a new addition to our little family and anyone who knows us personally knows that we have wanted a doggie FOREVER. Blondie has already brought so much joy into our lives. Not to mention, she snuggles with me when DrH is on call and keeps me company when I am home alone.
What a way to end DrH’s PGY1 year! One down… 6 more to go. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…