Fritz and I have known that this move would likely be coming for a while, but we have only recently had the full information and top-secret security clearance (meaning: I told my job) to be able to share with the world.
Since the last year has unfortunately been filled with stressful last-minute moves from one apartment to another on Long Island, you might imagine that this move is another of the same.
But you would be wrong! This is a move for the right reasons.
Fritz has accepted a position at a residency in Rochester (for prosthodontics), and at the end of May we will be journeying to upstate? (western? I should clarify this!)New York to start the next phase of our lives.
Though no one likes to upset their entire lives (well, almost no one), I’m actually looking forward to the move. I’m really sad to leave my job, my apartment, the wineries out east, and most importantly, some amazing friendships that we have developed–especially some new and stronger ones in the last year–but there’s a good side to the move.
Fritz will be starting his residency, meaning he’s finally done with dental school! The last four years have been really challenging, stressful, tiring–okay, exhausting, both physically and mentally–and draining on Fritz. They’ve also been fulfilling and rewarding, but it’s time to move on to the next phase.
Also, not to brag (actually, I’m totally bragging) but Fritz got accepted into some very vigorous and selective prosthodontics residencies, and he chose Rochester for reasons that are meaningful for both of us. He’s seriously such a hard worker.
Secondly, (and most excitingly for me), we’ll be living within an hour or two of my parents, two of my sisters, and some close friends of ours from both our undergraduate years and my high school years. It’s going to be a really exciting time to reconnect and spend some time with my family, whom I have sorely missed since being on Long Island.
(I know I’m a real whiner-baby, since many of you live much further than 6 1/2 hours away from your family, and you survive–kudos to those of you who can do it!).
So in conclusion, the next few months will be busy ones as Fritz graduates and I start searching for an apartment to move to and a new job. Busy, but exciting.
We went to his dental formal last night–can’t believe his four years of dental school are drawing to a close.
I also am a little surprised that this photo does prove that Fritz is, indeed, taller than me even in five-inch heels. Just barely, but it counts.
Here’s to new change! And to my finally posting my adventures with boeuf bourguignon…tomorrow.