Wednesday, September 15, 2010

One Hundred Eighty One Days ...

I've reached the point where I'm ready to fast forward past the next six months and just figure out where we're going to be and what we're going to be doing with our lives.  Can't it just be Match Day already?  Work is a stressful situation right now and I'm debating whether to stay where I am and stick it out, because we might be out of here fairly soon, or get the heck out of this mess and work at a new job maybe for as little as 6-8 months.  I feel bad applying to work somewhere knowing that it could be a very short-term situation.  But I don't know that I can handle staying around.  Anyways, the point of the story is ... it would be much easier to plan my life if I just knew what was going to happen on March 17!

Does/did anyone else feel like their life was in complete limbo until Match Day?


  1. OH MY GOODNESS I CAN HARDLY WAIT UNTIL MATCH DAY. I think about it every. single. day. on the way to work and on my breaks at work and laying in bed at night. I'm not necessarily in limbo, but I know that major changes are coming at the end of this year and no matter what I am going to have to leave my job and we will move. It is tough times waiting to find out where. Luckily, our match day is Dec. 11 because he is in the military (all military matches in December), so I can only imagine how you must feel on the inside have to wait until March. You are not alone, my friend. I am so antsy.

  2. I feel that way and mine isn't until March 21, 2013. I guess I don't have the whole "should I get a new job for a few months problem" but it really is hard to have no control over your future. It's easier for the guys, I think, because at least they know where they are going they will have a job.

    Can I offer a small piece of advice? I'd stick it out at your job if it is humanly possible. We're all subscribers to the "grass is greener" school of thought...but it rarely is. Plus you have to learn the new job...and blah blah blah...But hey, if you really can't handle it then you know what you have to do :0)

    I imagine that by fourth year I will be a jittery,patience-free woman on the edge of insanity. Fill your idle thinking time with helps :0)

  3. medicalwife - Can I just say that I'm ridiculously jealous that your Match Day is in December? :) But I'm happy for you! That's coming up really soon! And I'm glad someone else is feeling antsy like me!

    Keely - I really appreciate the advice! And I think you're right. It's best to stick it out if posssible. I'm kind of taking it day by day. Yesterday was a bad day, thus the need to vent and seriously contemplate leaving. But, right again, blogging definitely helps. :)

  4. Hi Wife of a MD,

    I am also a wife of an MD (almost). The match is coming up for us too and yes, complete limbo is an understatement. I just transferred to a new school so I have no idea if I'll have to transfer yet again (and lose more credits).

    This is an exciting time, however, because after the application and interview season, it's a pretty chill year. We're planning a vacation (or trying to/hoping to) because intern year will be a lot less flexible than 4th year.

    I look forward to reading your blog! I'll try to invite you to mine if I can find your email otherwise you can email me at if you want to read mine. :)