so it’s official: i matched at columbia university for internal medicine residency and henry and i will be moving to NYC in just a few short months. ::deep breath:: NYC! the capital of the world!
i never wrote a post about my interviews – opinions, preferences, etc. this was deliberate at the time as i did not want to taint any opportunity at places before i “matched.” now that the match has passed, i will say with great excitement and humility that columbia was my favorite program – and my first choice. there were a number of other programs i really liked (& some that i really didn’t), but in the end it ultimately didn’t even matter which i ranked second. i feel so incredibly lucky.
…and thus begins the next chapter of our lives. i start at columbia on june 9. between now and then, henry and i are undertaking the (insufferable) task of finding a manhattan apartment. we are selling our cars. we are craigslisting/donating/trashing most of the furniture/excess stuff we’ve accumulated. henry is going voluntarily unemployed here in hopes of finding a similar/even more awesome job in NYC. and we’re so excited about all of it. although i never imagined i would live in nyc, this is somehow the day i’ve been waiting to embrace for a long time.
take it away alicia:
in new york, concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh
there’s nothing you can’t do, now you’re in new york
these streets will make you feel brand new
big lights will inspire you, let’s hear it for new york
new york, new york
.jay-z & alicia keys, empire state of mind.