I can only imagine how much prettier pictures like this would be, say, I had a fancy camera.
But I don't, so you get a phone picture.
Texas sunsets get me every time :)
If our walls could talk, they'd tell you that all Ronnie and I talk about lately is the future. It's a little ridiculous actually, but it's where our life is at right now. Realizing it's almost June and that by this time next year, our life could be hectic, crazy and completely different has us worried and my mind has been too occupied with those thoughts and just daily life, to even think about blogging. So, forgive me for being a sucky reader / commenter lately.
As some of you may know, Ronnie (my baby daddy, if you're new here :) is studying to become a dietitian but what you may not know is that next February, he has to apply to dietetic internships in the hopes that he gets accepted to ONE. In order to even take the test to become a Registered Dietitian (the ultimate goal), he must have gone through an internship so obviously it's super important! The internships are available all over the country through different universities and hospitals but the acceptance rate is usually pretty low so it can be tough to get in. Ronnie plans to apply to as many as we can afford to and he will honestly just take what he can get!
So why all the worry now? Because MOVING. It's a very real possibility.
Ronnie is going to apply to internships in the area (there's only 3, I think) and to ones in other Texas cities but since he's obviously not guaranteed to get into an internship nearby, he plans to also apply out of state which makes a move very possible. He'll keep to states that he knows we'd want to move to, and of course can afford. The thought of picking up our lives and moving with a 2 1/2 year old at that time and pets is scary (and exciting!) and it would be quite the undertaking so it has us anxious, to say the least. Oh, and then there's my job. And the money thing. We have to figure in the cost of the internship, moving costs, prepping the house to be rented or sold (a big decision right there, too) and of course, our normal expenses. No pressure.
I'm not even sure why I'm sharing all of this information but it feels good to just talk about it. We've talked to family and some friends and gotten feedback but ultimately, it's all just TALK. We have no definitive answers and won't until next April, when Ronnie gets the results of his February applications. All we can do until then is keep to business as usual, keeping some made-up, sorta, kinda plans in the back of our minds. Ronnie's spending his time doing what he can to help his chances for getting into an internship: focusing on his grades, volunteer work with the dietitian at a local hospital AND he found out today that he for sure got a job he interviewed for last week, as a diet tech! It's a super part-time job but will get him more experience and is something else to boost his resume. That's about as much as can be done for now.
It's the not knowing that's the hardest. I personally think his shot at getting into an internship is great but still - we . just . don't . know. Life could totally take us on an adventure next Fall or things won't change much at all. And that's where we're at.
Have you ever moved for a job or just for the fun of it? I'm curious to know how it all worked out for you!