where has the summer gone

Monday marks the first day of my second year as a graduate student.  I will have 5 classes, one focusing on the lean six sigma process and will own my life from the looks of the syllabus – plus to get the certification that goes along with this course it will be 1500$ and additional course work and classes… yikes…

So here’s the big news that has owned my life this week…. there is a very very small chance I may move away from Pittsburgh next year…

On Saturday Steve dropped the bomb that he would be willing to move with me if I chose that apply to an out of state fellowship program.  I about died… and then I quickly dove into research pediatric administrative fellowship options…

I’ve settled on a fellowship in Seattle, Chicago, Milwaukee, Columbus OH and Pittsburgh… I’m a little late to the party of fellowships so I’m going to be scrambling to get letters of reference, write personal statements and essays… bah… hopefully one of them pays off… i don’t want to leave pittsburgh but there are not very many pediatric options outside of the children’s hospital here and I love what I’m doing in my residency and want to pursue it further…

Here goes nothin….

Reality tv

I never get into the bachelor or bachelorette like I do other reality tv. This year I’ve watched both with passion. I’ve seen ashley on the bachelorette and thought she was so real and was like any 20 something girl. Then tonight she picks jp instead of the strong sensitive Ben who chose her to be the one he opened up to.

And I can’t help but think she made yet another mistake and it makes me think of mistakes I’ve made. They led me down a crazy path with someone who is not perfect and needs work. In a way he is my Ben after my numerous jps let me down, judged, got jealous etc. I hope I’m wrong Ashley, but I just don’t see it working.