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I have not been very lovely to live with lately. I’ve had a lot on my mind and not a lot of my hubby around and I have been taking my sleep deprivation & struggles with my currently exhausting not-a-second-for-myself schedule out on him. It came to a head this week. & well. I’m glad it’s over.
What I thought was just six years of this brutal residency is going to be longer. One day last fall, I saw it in his eyes. He was in love. He found IT. That thing you love to do that you will do anything to do forever. & I knew this was coming. So I am trying to wrap my head around our future. In the end it’s going to be nine years of this brutal schedule. Most people only see the glitz and glam–like Heather’s amazing life on the RHOC. But there is so much more. So much more struggle to get to that final destination. Thousands of days training. Hundreds of nights at the hospital. Huge, life and death decisions that never, ever get left behind at work. It’s emotionally and physically exhausting work that affects our whole family. And, icing on the cake: this extends our military commitment to 2029.
I can do this.
We can do this.
Hopefully, with grace.
& lots, and lots of lattes.
(p.s. cute crabby card by Penelope’s Press)
& Project 52 is off to a very collaborative start! If you’d like to join in–it’s not too late. Here’s everything you need to know about
& those of you who are linking up (please let me know if you need to be edited/added!):
Adventures in Mommyhood • Aubrey My Love • Blossoms & Vintage • Bugs & Boo-Boos • Candice Craves • Caynay Photography • Christina’s Project 52 • Chronicles of KT • Claire Jane • The Crain’s Nest • Dana Moran Photography • The Daulton Dabbler • Englexas • Everything Eatherton • Fairy Wings & Dinosaurs • Finding Joy • Firecracker Mama • Freckled Pink • From Stanwood to Seoul • Gin & Juice Boxes • Heather Marie Portraits • Ici & La • It’s a Graham Life • It’s a Strange & Lovely Ride • Kate L Photography • Keeping up with the Carters • Kim Percival Photography • Living for Love • Lizzi Photography • Mahina & Lucas • Mama Bethany • McLain Padilla Photography • Mist Moments • Memories by Mere • Moments & Impressions • The Mommyhood Memos • Moo with Me • Moxie Made • My Tot Travels • Navigating the Mothership • Nicole Dina Photography • Oh the Places We’ll Go • Our Baby Behr • Our Splendid Little Life • Phreckle Face Photography • Quiet Footsteps •Rachel Gray Photography • The Robersons • Shades of Bliss • Shutter Mama Blog • Side of the Table • Simply Us • Snaps of Our Life • Squamish Baby • The Todd’s • We Aren’t Scared of Sugar • We’re Better Together • Wicked Kate • Wokabout • Z as in Zebra