Friday, June 23, 2006

Get a Philadelphia chicken to teach you to swing

It's official.

KB has decided against doing a fellowship next year. After all of his interviews, there was only one place he really considered going to, and after thinking about it for a while, he decided he didn't really feel passionate enough about the whole thing to make it worth another year of lots of work, little money, and little time spent with Nolan or me. KB is going to start looking (has already started, in fact) for a job somewhere in the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey area.

So we have one more year in Boston to finish out his residency, and then we'll be moving. Probably in late June or early July 2007. While I'm sad about the prospect of leaving this area now that I finally feel we've started to settle in, I'm also excited about the idea that we're finally going to get where we're going. It will be nice to feel like we can start putting down roots.

I'm glad I traveled around a bit and lived in a variety of places while I was "young," but I feel like I'm ready to be done with all that. I want to stay in one place for a while. Not that we'll never travel, of course, but I'm looking forward to having a home, a permanent place that we'll always come back to. Everywhere we've lived in the last four years or so has been temporary, and we knew it was temporary at the time, which always lends a bit of uncertainty to the mix. I'm glad that we won't have another one-year stint in a place followed by yet another move.

I'm also glad that KB arrived at this decision on his own. Not that there wasn't any input from me, there was plenty of input from me, but I wanted to be sure that I didn't pressure him one way or the other. He seems pretty happy with the decision - I think his biggest regret is having to tell the people he works with who wrote letters of recommendation for him that he won't be doing a fellowship. I think it was a necessary part of his decision-making process to go through all that - the applications, the interviews, the letters of recommendation, etc. - to feel that he really investigated the options before making a decision.

But now it's been made! Yee-ha!

Thanks for reading.

3 comments:

Adams said...

South Jersey?! Oh my goodness. You are NEVER going to hear the end of that from me. Never! Do you hear? Never!


Your baby is too cute and I am going to clone him.

That's all for this evening.

thptpth said...

We prefer to call it "Dirty Jers," thank you very much.

zachdb said...

Hooray! Congratulations on the end of uncertainty! Well, that particular uncertainty at least.