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Walkin' in Memphis

Has it really been a month since I last posted?  I feel as if I'd fallen off the edge of the earth for a bit - so disconnected!  I've missed my LJ folks.  It's as if I've been caught up in a whirlwind, but hopefully I'm on the way to getting settled.  

So, here's the breakdown of my last few months: graduated from residency end of June; went to Ecuador end of July through end of August; was home a few days before heading to Memphis for a seminar and orientation at the clinic for a week (which included a surgery lab involving live pigs...); returned to SC for a week to pack; moved to Memphis last week; started work at clinic this week.  And in between that I've been shuffling reams of paperwork trying to get my TN medical license, list my house to sell, etcetera. I'm not entirely sure which end is up at the moment.  

It's so weird moving back to an apartment after being in my little house for the past 3 years.  It's definitely a bittersweet transition. I miss my little house in my little town.  Now I'm in an even littler apartment in a relatively big city. I miss my colleagues and clinic and patients.  I miss the defined role of residency, if not all the things that go along with it.  But I can still hear the train whistle from my humble abode.  I have new colleagues and patients to get to know and new learning opportunities in my new position.  I feel the possibilities bubbling under the surface with this change - and that makes the sad part, the sense of displacement, more bearable. And at least I have my dog with me. :-) 

I have a feeling I really need to get back to my 100 "random things that make me happy" list soon.... But all in all, I think this will be a good thing - just take some getting used to. 


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Sep. 27th, 2012 05:08 am (UTC)
i totally relate to what you're going through--new job, new town, new apartment, and i know how stressful and crazy it can be. i hope your transition is relatively easygoing and that you start to make memphis feel like home. best of luck, bb. proud of you for being such a hardworking, positive person! <3
Sep. 28th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
It is pretty crazy, isn't it!?! Thanks so much for your kind words and well wishes. Means so much to me, bb. *hugs*
Sep. 27th, 2012 05:18 am (UTC)
Congrats! Take a deep breath, it will settle down soon- a bit. <3
Sep. 28th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
Thanks, dear. *hugs*
Sep. 28th, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
Life is one giant adventure! I can say that, sitting in my same apartment with my cat and the job I've had for 13 ridiculous years. But yes, things will settle down soon enough. In the meantime, snuggle that doggie. :)
Oct. 14th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
Will do!

(Sorry it's taken me so long to reply! Still getting used to things here. Hoping to catch up on your recent Fic soon :-)
Sep. 28th, 2012 01:31 pm (UTC)
Congrats, baby! I can't believe you are all grownsed up and I must now begin calling you Dr Luz. Wheee lol

Here's hoping you settle in soon. Moves can be terribly disruptive things. 100 happy things has gotta help, for sure. :)
Oct. 14th, 2012 04:16 am (UTC)
Thanks, dear! Sorry I'm so late in replying - still getting settled in. :-}
Sep. 28th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'm so pleased that you've settled in...and have dog with you!

Bit sad about the pigs...but hey, bacon sandwiches are a particular favourite!
Oct. 14th, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
Thanks, dear! Sorry for the lateness of my reply.

The pigs were a bit disconcerting... Their insides look remarkably like ours. You are what you eat, perhaps? :-)
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Oct. 14th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
Thanks, bb! I've been out of the loop again, so I apologize for the lateness of my reply. :-} Have been to the Orpheum twice already - once for a tour/lecture about the history of the theater and once for a show. Thought about you when we went backstage. Hope you are doing well. :-)
Sep. 29th, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on getting settled in a bit (and for finding an apartment where your dog can be with you—that can get tricky). I wish you well with finding yourself comfortable and cozy.
Oct. 14th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, dear. I'm sorry for the late reply. Hope you are doing well.
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