Friday, February 26, 2010

Waiting

is not my strong suit. I'm actually incredibly impatient. So here we are three weeks, or 20 days out from match day. And there isn't much to do but wait.

Speaking of waiting, I've also been waiting on the court to rule on a Summary Decision that was filed this past summer, as well as the appellate court to make a decision on a case that I appealed last July. The legal system moves quite slowly. The wait time on the summary decision isn't too much of a surprise because it is an administrative case (meaning its before an administrative law judge rather than in a regular court of law), and we were told that they wouldn't get to the decision before January. But as far as the appeal, it is somewhat frustrating because the average decision time in the appellate court is 6 weeks. Unfortunately its been seven months and still no decision. Which probably isn't a good sign, but there isn't much I can do but wait.

Which brings me back to my original topic, waiting for match day. Its a somewhat awkward period because interviews are over, but you cannot start planning for your future because you don't know what or where you are planning for. Rather than drive myself crazy I've decided to set a few goals for myself to keep myself distracted. Not like I am bored, but my life could use a bit more productiveness. And since I'm not always good at follow through I figured I'd blog about a few of my goals to keep myself somewhat accountable. And I must confess, some of these things have been on my "to-do list" for a long time. So in the three weeks, or 20 days, however you want to count it, I'd like accomplish the following:
  1. Clean out/organize the pantry (it is totally disorganized right now)
  2. Clean out my closet and donate items to Good Will (I have too many clothes that I never wear).
  3. Clean off my desk and "desk area." I'm embarrassed to say that I have a several stacks about a foot high of mail, paperwork, bills and filing that need to be organized, filed or shredded. And even more embarrassing is that there are piles around and underneath my desk as well. Photo courtesy of: http://www.greenberg-art.com/.Illustrations/.Humorous/MessyDesk.html
  4. Organize pictures and put them in frames. (This is somewhat related to my desk issue as I have a huge basket of pictures and frames that need to be updated and organized)
  5. Scrapbook Drew's whole match experience (I made him take pictures at each location).
  6. Lose those 5 or so Thanksgiving-Christmas-Vacation Pounds

I'm hoping that by blogging about these goals, I might actually follow-through with (at least some of) them? Well here is to hoping I have a very productive 3 weeks/20 days and that they pass by quickly!


11 comments:

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Jennifer said...

There is a lot of hurry up and wait throughout the med-school process...

LittleMissDreamer said...

sounds like a good planning... putting all that energy towards getting things accomplished around the house!

Kelsey Claire said...

I hate hate waiting! It stresses me out. It seems like you have enough to do to keep you mildly distracted!

Kelly @ The Startup Wife said...

waiting is so tough! keep us posted!

Gucci Mama said...

I'm definitely not big on waiting either! Hopefully the time will pass quickly and you'll get some things done in the meantime. ;)

Ams said...

I am the worlds WORST waiter ever so I am right there with you!!!

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Amarin said...

Its sooooo hard not to think of the match day. We've been watching Korean dramas. Those are good time killers. They even invade your work life if you're too addicted. That being said, it works great for us :)

Elle said...

Thanks for being honest about your desk area... my home office sort of becomes my catch all for clutter from other places in the house, so it seems like I always have a bunch of stuff that needs to be filled and shredded, plus my dresser is in there so there is almost always a pile of clothes that needs to be put away as well.... I'm hoping to lock myself away in there in the next few weeks and get it spick and span... so keep me posted on your progress and hopefully it will encourage me to get moving!

Hang in there for the wait, soon enough you'll know and you're life will be a blurr of house hunting and moving plans :)

Justin and Gracie O. said...

We aren't even close to the match yet, but I know what you mean about waiting. We have two more weeks until we find out if we will be moving to Miami or Michigan in May, and the thought of it all is so overwhelming. Such a great idea about meeting some goals while waiting! I have to try that!