Right before my sister, Renee, and I went to Ireland, I discovered the Golden Crown Literary Society and discovered that they were having their annual conference in New Orleans a few days after we were scheduled to return. I debated whether to go; after all, it would be a valuable networking experience for my writing life and it was in New Orleans.
Last weekend, we headed back to Little Rock for a wedding; one of my oldest and dearest friends (who was a witness to our wedding in 2007) married one of my new friends that I met at a Writing Workshop in 2013.
Who knew that one of the most valuable parts of the weekend would be hanging out on the deck with a bunch of UAMS 2013 grads?
I feel like in most of the articles, social media posts, and blogs I read about the residency experience that we focus on what our medical partners aren't giving us--their time, attention, a break from doing the dishes or laundry. What about what we're giving ourselves?
This blog is written from the perspective of an older medical spouse who happens to be childless by choice. I hope that husbands, older spouses, those childless by choice, and others will find this entertaining and occasionally useful.