Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Happy Spring!

It's so great to hear what everyone has been doing!

As for dating someone strikingly similar in appearance, I also fit in that category. My boyfriend Benjamin and I are often told we look alike. We are both doing Internal Medicine residencies (he is two years ahead of me; he was my intern when I was a med student!), but he will pursue a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology, and I will pursue one in gastroenterology.

In other news, I will graduate from medical school in May, but I am finished with my rotations at the end of March, so I have three months off including June (our moving month). It's scary how short of a time until I have an M.D. behind my name!! I just bought my first house in the last week and will be staying in Jackson for an Internal Medicine residency. In the fall, I did a month of gastroenterology at Vanderbilt (and loved it!!) and then in the winter, I interviewed all over the southeast for residency. In my time off, I will be moving and traveling a great deal. I am headed to Africa in April for medical missions and am taking Benjamin to Sewanee to see if he passes the "Sewanee test" (of loving the place!). Benjamin and I are also going skydiving in Cartersville, Georgia, as part of the trip to Sewanee. In July I will start my intern year of residency.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Dating Look Alikes

So after seeing our little Ashley's cute engagement photo in which she is dating a guy who looks strikingly similar to herself, I thought it'd be good to initiate a little conversation/challenge for the sisters to see who is dating the guy that has the most similar coloring/features to yourself. And I think I can compete. Here's a photo of me and the current boyfriend, Michael.
You may be thinking, "they don't look THAT similar" but check out this photo of his 3 yo daughter:
Am I the only person here who sees some similarities? :) I think it's hilarious! Michael's daughter could pass for mine more than any of my neices or nephews.

Why am I dating a guy with a kid? I'm not going to lie, it's a little scary sometimes! It certainly wasn't how I envisioned myself at 25, but Michael and I get along really well and have a ton of fun together so I figured it'd be worth trying. And so far it's been great and I am really happy. :) He's getting his Masters in Education right now and hopes to get a doctorate in divinity so that he can either pastor a church or teach religion at a university.

School is going well here. I'm now in class from 8-9 every morning and rotating through specialty clinics or seeing my own patients the rest of my 40 hr week. I'm heading down to Orlando for Spring Break to get away from the cold (this has been a CRAZY snowy year in Colorado).

Anyone heading toward Denver soon? I'd love to have visitors! Hope to hear more from all you lovely ladies and to see if anyone else is dating an ADT look-alike!

Love and YITS!

Friday, March 2, 2007


Hey girls, thought I'd give ya'll a little update. Chris and I went with some friends to Europe over New Year's and on our first night in Paris, he proposed!!! So, Chris and I are now engaged and are getting married this Fall. Life has been crazy lately keeping up with my OT school load, my fieldwork and planning a wedding! Hope everyone is doing well!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Happy March!

Hello my dears! I hope you're all doing well and that we will all post regularly--I think this is a fabulous idea! I'm afraid I don't have very much to say for myself at the moment...I will graduate in May with a Master's in special education (early childhood) and the coursework required to sit for the board certified behavior analysis exam. Nashville is a fun town, and there are several ADTs here (I got to go to Garen's lingerie shower in December--we had a great time embarrassing her!) but I am ready to be done with school. I'm in the early stages of the job search, and will be sure to let you know where I'm going to be after May as soon as I figure it all out. That's about all for now...everybody hurry up and post something soon! :)