Wednesday, May 25, 2016

I have loved developing friendships in Richmond. The past few weeks have been full of a lot of goodbyes. 

The most surreal part is that we will have dinner or they have a little get together for me and then we all say goodbye, I leave, and they continue to plan their lives without me. It's so strange to be in a moment that is so perfectly suspended in change. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

We are moving to Birmingham. After the initial shock and the realization that this really was the best possible outcome (of course that's what we would be saying, but truly it is the best program, just far), we are now in the midst of getting ready to move. Today is Monday. Friday is my last day of work. I have applied to dozens of jobs now, have one offer and one pending. I like the pending one more, so crossing my fingers that nothing falls through. Gustave graduated last weekend. He is now officially a doctor.

Next Tuesday we start packing the truck and driving the ten hours to Birmingham. Next Wednesday our new lease starts. Just as we had known, there was a lull and now everything is happening all at once, very quickly. Our new apartment is downtown, a 15 minute walk from the hospital. The building is brand-new and looks amazing.

Now I am prepping to make a large move and then there is a lot of blankness on the other end. So much unknown. So again, there is a lull and then things will begin happening all at once, very quickly.