As the move to the States is just looming around the horizon, many of my friends have been inquiring about my future there. How long would I be staying in Wisconsin and where would we move to after residency? Does he plan to work in Wisconsin and then try for fellowship? All these questions seem to have such simple answers and yet when I think about them at the end of the day, I really don’t have a solid answer for any of them.
I think one of the most interesting things i’ve come to accept is that the medical field is anything but secure. Our future is never set in stone until we literally hear back from the programs we’ve applied for. Even more important for us spouses is that we also go through the much anticipated wait. Honestly, I probably worry about this more than my fiancé does because I didn’t grow up envisioning the future as a blank sheet of paper. I feel in love with someone who dreamt about this dream since they were young and the unknown was always full of possibilities.
For now, I’d like to say that we would like to stay where we are for awhile, but who knows… this “decision” changes every week as new information and advice comes pouring in from mentors.