Mar 19, 2009

The Contest is Over and Real Life Begins – March 2009

The Contest is Over:
All the entries are in and the judges will be receiving the entries later today to begin their review process and make a decision on the winner. I am so excited about the turn out and really appreciate each of you. Thank you so much for reading. You’ll never fully understand how much it means to me. In the words of my co workers, “Stand By” for the results.

Real Life Begins:
Today at noon the Hub and I will go and open a letter that will change the course of our lives. My heart is racing and my head is pounding with anticipation. The Hub is still sleeping soundly and I have relocated along with Kitty Sticks, Malchik, and my laptop to the living room couch. For today, my desk is a little too formal and truly might send me into overload and my heart could quite possibly explode.

Five months ago my incredible Hub began interviewing for residency positions all around the country and about a month ago we ranked 9 of those programs in eight different states across the country. Today is the day that is referred to as Match Day. It’s the day that the counter on the right side of my blog has been counting down to since over 300 days and now it’s showing that less than 10 hours remain.

The hardest part of this is that several of my closest friends and their leading men are also participating in this process. They will also be opening a letter that changes the course of their lives. At the end of the day we will know for a fact that we will be scattered to the ends of the earth like leaves in the wind. Not to mention our friends and family that we will most likely leave behind here. I am thrilled at the possibilities of a new place and the opportunities that it will most definitely bring our little family, but my heart is breaking at the realization that our time together is drawing to a close.

So for now I think I’ll sit in the warmth of my living room and watch old baseball movies and quietly rejoice in the fact that today really is the first day of the rest of our lives.

Till next time,
Bon Voyage!


sara waynick said...

So exciting! 3 HOURS! AAAHH!!! This is so fun! :)

Kristin said...

It is a very sad time but very exciting as well! I can't wait to see where all the M-4s I know end up.

Suze said...

Wow!! I'm so proud. I love you both so very much! Can you believe it is really happening??

Mano Rennt said...

Hey Wandering Lili.

I can only say that, no matter where you both are, I'm very proud of being able to say we are friends ^_^ change is so exciting, and growing pains like leaving friends behind are inevitable.

But in your case, I want to see change as when one finishes reading the chapter of a very cool book: the next page, the next chapter, is full of unknown things about the characters we came to love, and just makes us want to continue reading and never stop :)

I'm sure The Hub will shine anywhere his work takes him, because, it's true, behind every great man, there's a great woman.

My best to both!

Marriah said...

I asked Adam we were randomly sifting through houses for sale in Memphis, when Match day (for us) is again... Uh...exactly one year from today, he said. I had been in the middle of telling him a story and completely forgot what I was talking about. Its getting real for us now.

so...where are you two off to?