Hello, reading friends! Long time, no see!
Yes, I know that's my fault. But it's still true. =)
Today is the first day I've made a 'real time' post in a year.
That's because a year ago I had something very important and exciting to
share. One year ago today, I passed my viva and became The Doctor.
Granted, it was a two months later before I officially graduated, but on
this day... I passed.
Now, a year later, I've spent the day getting mum's oil changed
and reading The Hunger Games. That's a very bad idea, in case you were
wondering. Not the oil change, but me reading the first few chapters of
that book in public. No one warned me of that. You'd think someone
would have, knowing what a cry-baby I can be. Still. There you have
I've also spent the day applying for what has been, traditionally
speaking, my dream job. It's here in Nashville, which is the
not-so-dreamy part of it for me; it is the only job for which I'd stay
in town. And when I say 'traditionally', I mean 'ever since I knew this
job existed' which equals about twenty years ago. So, it's kind of a
big deal. I don't know that I'm completely qualified, but in some ways
I'm way over-qualified. That's kind of a funny dichotomy, and whether
or not I'm considered or (who knows?) even hired will really depend on
the rest of this process, I guess. It listed today, and I sent it in
today. I have about a month to wait for the initial application period
to close, and then... more waiting, I'm sure. I'm not very good at
waiting. And I don't really want to talk about what it is yet... I'm
trying not to get my hopes up too much. I will let y'all know in due
course, good or bad, I promise. In the meantime, I'd really appreciate
your prayers. Or good thoughts, if that's more your style. Thanks,
I also will be trying to get in some updates about what the past
year held for me, including my last-ditch social and sightseeing
extravaganzas in Scotland, my fabulous graduation with the even more
fabulous Scotland rugby team member Chris Cusiter (OH MY LIFE!!), and my
time in the States since January. There's far more to tell of the time
before Stateside landfall, to be fair. But bear with me; I'll get
around to in.
And if you are here reading this now,
thanks for sticking around and checking in to even see if I've ever
bothered to post something. Thanks for reading, and thanks for being
here-- virtually speaking. =)