Life Updates: Match Day, I See You.

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  1. Meghan

    June 24th, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I'm with you, it's exciting and scary at the same time not knowing where you're going to be living in less than a year! Can't wait to follow along in this journey!

  2. Sarah Elizabeth

    June 24th, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Geez, that is so stressful. I have known a few people who've gone through similar situations, and I've always boggled at their nonchalance about the whole thing. I'm sitting here in a similar situation, but weirdly I still have control over it though it doesn't feel like it! Crossing my fingers for both of you, because I'm sure it'll be brilliant either way xx (If you have a spare set of fingers, could you cross a few for me as well? My potential move/decision stuff is coming up in AUGUST!! Eeek!)

  3. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair

    June 24th, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    It sounds like a very intense (way more intense) way you get into a sorority.

  4. Abbey

    June 24th, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    One of my bffs just got matched this March! She was pretty stressed about it all, but very happy with her match. They've just moved from MO to TN and she starts work in July!

  5. Carolanna Travis

    June 24th, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    So exciting! Just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! Keep up the good work! Headed over to check out your book now!

  6. Kathleen

    June 24th, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Sounds similar to a sorority recruitment! You rank them, they rank you…if you rank each other…BOOM your matched. And every girl who's going through recruitment finds out in the same room. So it's really awkward because you might get the sorority you wanted but the girl next to you didn't. It could get awkward. But getting matched for your residency program sound WAY WAY more stressful! Wishing him (and YOU!) luck in the matching!

  7. Kate at Green Fashionista

    June 24th, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Wow what an intense ending to 4 years! Sending good vibes your way that he gets matched with the right choice for both of you πŸ˜‰

  8. Helene in Between

    June 24th, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    i got goosebumps reading this! I am so excited for yall. i know this is such an intense buildup but i know it will all be worth it. can't wait to hear where!

  9. Erin LFF

    June 24th, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    What a crazy process!!! How exciting/scary all at the same time! πŸ™‚

  10. The Siberian American

    June 24th, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    So excited for you that he's in his fourth year now! Has he picked a specialty? Are y'all hoping to stay close to home? Match Day is definitely a terrible way to do it. I was so glad Chris didn't go to one of those schools where everyone goes on stage and opens the envelope individually and says the place into the microphone.

  11. SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph

    June 24th, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    That sounds crazy. I'm very interested. I never knew it happened like that!

  12. The Southern Thing

    June 24th, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    While I know the two don't even compare, the match process almost reminds me of sorority rush! The suspense of not knowing is the worst, but I'm sure it will all work out for the best in the end! Best of luck on the rest of the journey!!

  13. Heather

    June 24th, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    That sounds like a fun thing to have to go through but very nerve wracking not being able to plan for it!! Thanks for the insight, I had no idea!

  14. Caravan Sonnet

    June 24th, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Wow! That sounds exciting and scary all at the same time!! Excited to see where y'all end up! I hope that you can enjoy the process leading up to match day as match day sounds nerve-wracking!!
    πŸ™‚ Rebecca

  15. Kate Mitchell

    June 24th, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Sounds terrifying! What is his speciality?

  16. Fairy Princess Jord

    June 24th, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Oh man I didn't realize how the matching process worked…it's like sorority recruitment but way more intense!

  17. Emily @ Ember Grey

    June 24th, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    I have been able to relate to quite a few of your 'med school' posts, just because my dad is a doctor and not only have I heard all the stories but have also had similar things happen to me as they have to you (dr.'s wife and dr.'s daughter kinda thing) πŸ˜‰ BUT- holy crap! I've not heard of Match Day.. I wonder if they had that back when my dad was in school, I'll have to ask. Fingers crossed for your hubby, Chelsea!

  18. The Rachael Way

    June 25th, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Very interesting! So when you know where Chris has his residency, you're just expected to pick up and move? How much time do they give you guys!?

  19. Sarah @ Sometimes Photojenik

    June 25th, 2015 at 6:41 am

    So I work at a big hospital with tons of residents and fellows and had NO idea about match day! It sounds just purely and completely awful! Big props to all of them who go through that whole process- yikes!

  20. Katie @ A Beautiful Little

    June 25th, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I have a friend who's husband just went through match day and all the stress it causes. I don't know exactly what you are going through, but having my husband attend law school in a different state was very hard and stressful as well. Thank goodness there isn't anything as sadist as match day (or more schooling) after law school, but it was still stressful to learn where he would be placed for his clerkship. Luckily it's only a hour away and we are staying in the general area. You are so strong and this is a fun adventure for you! Live it up while you're young and free. Is your job flexible?

  21. Elena @ baby Ridley bump

    June 26th, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Best of luck to your husband and to you with all of this!! So awesome that you have stuck with him through all of it! I'm sure it is a challenge!! Happy Friday!

  22. Jennifer Ashley

    June 30th, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I have never heard of match day before! Sounds crazy stressful. Wishing you the best of luck <3

    Jennifer Ashley

  23. Crystal

    July 2nd, 2015 at 5:23 am

    When you were talking about match day it reminded me of call day, which I just heard about this year (even though I'm the daughter of a pastor), where everyone who is graduating from the seminary receives their call (or doesn't receive one? I didn't think everyone had one when they left the seminary). I didn't realize there was a day where all these guys and their poor spouses find out where they might be moving to.

    Good luck to you two as you await Match Day! That sounds incredibly stressful, but also incredibly exciting!

  24. Annessa Smith

    July 10th, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Oh my gosh, so stressful! I can't imagine your fate lying within an envelope. I wouldn't be able to handle the anticipation. It is similar with my husband – since he plays hockey overseas we have no idea where the future will bring us. It's hard to be comfortable with the unknown!


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