When I was looking into residency options for pediatrics I never intended to actually move a plane ride away from my family. However, when those match cards came in I found myself staring at a name I had almost forgot I had placed at the top. Nebraska.
Moving to the middle of the country from my hometown of West Virginia was a shock at first. Yet overtime it began to feel like home, and eventually when we had kids we decided to stick around.
Now I love where I live including the community I am a part of, coworkers I get to see daily, and friends we have made along the way. Yet, one of the hardest things has been being away from my family.
If you are like us, my kids don't get to see their grandparents, aunts, uncles, or cousins very often. Typically they get to visit them about twice a year, usually during the summer and winter months. At their age I do not think they recognize the distance, considering this is all they have known. For me, it is a very different feeling.
Recently my wife was gracious enough to buy me a plane ticket home for JUST ME as she cared for our boys. 5 days round trip to go spend time with my parents and one of my sisters child free - how incredible is that? The experience of it left me reinvigorated and excited. It also taught me a lot of valuable lessons.
Listen in today as I talk about the experience of it and why I think YOU need to start planning your next trip soon!
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