Mullberry Whine

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And I Won’t Come Down


Cloud Study, John Constable (1776-1837)…

I am exhausted – physically and emotionally.

That is what absolute, unfiltered joy does to a person.

Yesterday, in a room of my peers, sitting next to people I’d known for many years, and some I’d only known for a few, I found out where I’ll be doing my residency.

I’m told I screamed when I opened the envelope.

I know I immediately started to shake and cry, and my sides are still sore from all the wild hugs I shared with those around me.

I got my number one choice.

Let me say that again, because I’m still reeling.

I got my number one choice.

Mr. Whine and I will be staying together in our current city for one year while I complete my transitional intern year and he finishes his fellowship.  Then we will be striking out for a new city, a new part of the nation, a new institution where I will be blessed beyond words to get the best training in the country.

This is Mullberry Whine on Cloud 9, wishing you all the  best.

11 comments on “And I Won’t Come Down

  1. Amy
    March 16, 2013

    Ohhh! I’m SO happy for you!!! Nothing but wave after wave of wonderful news. Congrats again!! =D

  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond
    March 16, 2013

    congrats, congrats, congrats–so glad someone got something they deserved!

  3. kindredspirit23
    March 16, 2013

    So, happy for you!

  4. K @ I's and O's
    March 16, 2013


  5. Arman
    March 16, 2013

    Congratulations!!!! I have missed your posts but I guess I am starting to understand how hectic it must be during residency (yeah, I caught up with all of the seasons of Grey’s Anatomy 😛 )

  6. ElizabethWolf
    March 17, 2013

    I had no doubts…

  7. ahyesplans
    March 17, 2013

    Congrats! From the relatively brief time I’ve been reading this blog, its obvious that you’ve worked very hard in med school and I truly believe you deserve this. Congrats again for killing it all four years and getting into an amazing program!

  8. Kate
    March 17, 2013

    WOOOOHOOOOO! Congratulations!

  9. Zarra
    March 18, 2013

    Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!!

  10. mullberrywhine
    May 14, 2013

    Thanks so much everyone – it’s been such a pleasure sharing my medical school journey with you. Here’s to the residency stories – and all of your wonderful posts and images – ahead!

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