Hawaii is on the immediate horizon. I can’t wait to get home and share some photos.
Sarah is crawling and climbing up on things now. We had to lower her crib. My folks are going to have their hands full.
The move is over. Sarah is ten months old. Most importantly; Erin is done with residency.
When I met Erin back in 2005 she told me that she didn’t like working as a software developer and wanted to be a doctor. You don’t think much of that on a first date. I didn’t think about where will that put me in ten years. Erin started with some pre-med classes up in the bay area California and then in Minnesota. She started Albany Medical College in 2007 and her residency out here in Tucson in 2011. The whole time I’ve done what I needed to do for us to get by. I’m certain that my career path would be different if we had never met. I’m sure I wouldn’t have stayed in my field.
Now, in June of 2015, that first date at a Mexican restaurant in Redlands has turned into a decade long, cross country odyssey that landed us in Tucson with a house and a baby. Erin is done. Work starts in August. We’re going to Hawaii. I may be able to pursue my own interests now. I’ve put many things on hold for a decade. I’m a much different person than I was in 2005 – for better or for worse. I’m not even sure what free time is like anymore.
I’m proud of Erin. She’s done something that I could never dream of doing. This is more than just schooling. Medical school and residency is an incredible strain on every aspect of personal life.
Great job, Erin. Sarah and I are very proud of you.
Today is Erin’s last day!