Thursday, February 25, 2010

9 years?

It's official... Jon accepted an attending position here at the NYS Psychiatric Institute to start after residency graduation in July. It was a hard decision to make. We never would have thought when we moved here 8 years ago, that we would still be here even after residency. And looking back, we really have had an amazing journey. This is where we started our marriage, graduated from grad school and med school, had babies, and now will {finally} start a career. Honestly, those early years of med school and our first introduction to the 'Heights are such a distant memory, but they have definitely shaped who we are today as a family. And although the thought of moving our family to Oregon, buying a home and a car, being super close to supportive family, and mostly leading a potentially more "relaxed" lifestyle sounds incredibly appealing... it's just not our time {yet}.

We feel really good about our decision to stay, even though it means putting up with some of the many inconveniences that come along with city living for a little longer (including the NYC Dept. of Ed, aaaahhhh!) but we're excited for this next year and more NYC adventures. And we're so lucky to have so many amazing friends here in NYC who help make life more fun and liveable. So, I guess I'll stop drooling over homes in Oregon on zillow.com and start pounding craigslist for an apartment upgrade!

flashback:


our first apartment building
2002


my 5th grade band students, P.S. 218
2005


Jon graduates med-school
2006


bringing Noah home
2006


bringing Gabe home
2009


2010

5 comments:

Christina said...

Congrats and good luck! I know you guys will continue to have some good times and great memories there.

Erica said...

Congrats, Jess! I'm so happy for you!!

Tamara said...

Congrats on the job!! I think that you are so lucky to be staying in NYC and NYC just loves you;)

Eddie said...

Congrats! NYC is an adventure. NYC needs you.

Mike, Jess and Elijah said...

Wow!! Exciting news! Leaving NYC is so bittersweet. You'll always take pieces of it with you no matter where you go :)