Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Welcome To My World!

Hello, dear reader!
My name is Amanda, and as the title of my blog suggests, I am married to a medical doctor. My husband, B, and I will have been married seven years this August, but we've been together for almost 12. 12 years is also the same amount of time it has taken my husband to study and train for his career. In fact, next Friday will be the last day of his four year residency in obstetrics and gynecology. And, near the end of this July, he will begin practicing medicine as a general OB/GYN. Lately, it has seemed as though my most repetitive phrase has been, "Wow! It's gone by so fast!"
Really, though, it's been a long, sometimes difficult journey, not only for my husband, but also for myself and our almost 2-year-old son, V. Recently, I began searching the Internet for resources for spouses of physicians. I wanted to find other women and men who are, like me, living within a loving and caring, but, sometimes, lonely relationship with someone very dedicated to his/her career. I wanted to know what those spouses do to make life a little easier and better for themselves and their families. Unfortunately, my research hasn't found much of anything at all, at least, nothing that speaks personally to me. I've been thinking about starting my own blog for some time, but I didn't want to do just a personal blog about myself and my family. I wanted to do something that could reach out to others in the same position as I am, right now. So, dear reader, I give you my blog that I will unofficially entitle "What It Is Like To Be Married To A Doctor, And How To Love It, Too". Welcome to my world! I hope you continue to join me and my family as we travel on this next journey in our lives.
Best to you all,


SelimaCat said...

Very clever title!

Amanda C. said...

Thank you! I was going to call it "Married to Medicine", but I thought that sounded like I was the one working in the medical field. And, I don't think I could ever be a doctor!