The Importance of Old Friends
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?
It started as a meet up to just have coffee at the local coffee shop, but soon our hostesses announced there would be Bloody Marys and Mimosas. We stopped at Shipley's and picked up donuts and kolaches and headed over. Soon, the deck was hopping with UAMS grads from 2013. We stayed so long I worried we'd be late for the wedding (we got there just in time, and I changed in the car on the way over).
Part of what was so great was that Dr. D has shared med school memories with those gals, but that is only part of it. It was therapeutic (and hilarious) to hear that residencies in all programs and in all areas (we had psych, surgery, family medicine, and ob/gyn all represented) are insane. We laughed until our faces hurt. Sheer joy.
So, if you're medical spouse seems a little lackluster, see if you can't pull off a visit back home. It was synchronicity that everyone just happened to be in Little Rock and available.
And I sure am glad it worked out.
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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.
I am a writer with a day job, a PhD, and wife to an amazing MD who is in residency.