Saturday, December 26, 2009

What A Whirlwind

The last few days have been the epitome of busy for me and my hubby--what with driving to and from Pennsylvania, having 7 different stops between Christmas Eve and Day, and now this morning driving down to Savannah, I have to stop and say, "What were we thinking?!"

But that hasn't been the major cause of the whirlwind. You see, the college Dom interviewed at called us on Christmas Eve and offered him a spot in the grad program. This is huge news. It's like sending out one query letter and having the agent calling you the next day extending representation. Wow. We were blown away.

Now comes the fun part, packing up and moving to Pennsylvania. Have I mentioned that I've lived in Michigan my whole life? Or how about the fact that my ENTIRE family (talking aunts, grandparents, and siblings), all live within a ten mile radius of one another? Crazy, I know.

AND then again, I just can't help but stop and think how long this has been a dream for Dom, and how I can't believe it's starting to really happen. He's been talking about getting into CRNA school for five years. He went and got his BSN/RN with the intention of becoming a nurse anesthetist, and now he's in.

Of course I can relate this to writing and my career goals. Sometimes it feels like I've been working forever at getting representation and becoming published, but I've really only been pursuing it for 10 months (seriously, since last February)--that's not long at all! Now, I've been "seriously" writing since 2003, but those stories/semi-novels back then were horrible. As in I won't even read them because I'm embarrassed at how awful they are.

Now, I'm feeling good about my writing ability and career goals. I'm sure I can get there if I keep at it. That's the secret my friends--keep writing, and don't forget your dreams because some day yours will start to come true, just like my hubby's.


Diana Paz said...

Huge congratulations! My husband is an RN/BSN also!! I think I mentioned at your chat party that we had our second and third kids while he was in school, but I didn't mention it was the BSN program and it was insane.

You are a wonderful, supportive wife. This is going to be an incredible move for you, but a nurse anesthetist-- wow. He is a smart guy! Congratulations to the both of you!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

That is truly fantastic news for you both, Stephanie! I'm so thrilled for you and your husband. Now, we'll cross our fingers and send happy thoughts for your dreams! :)

Steph Damore said...

Thanks so much ladies. We're both very excited.

Diana - that's too funny that your hubby's a BSN/RN too. Yeah, with grad school we're thinking of waiting a couple years on the kiddos.

Shannon - I'm hoping all my friends' dreams come true. There's plenty of room on the bookshelf for all of us.

Laura Martone said...

Tell your hubby "congrats," Steph. That's wonderful news! I hope you both enjoy your move to Pennsylvanie - how exciting!

(And I'm only slightly sad that I won't get to visit you in Saginaw next summer, when I'm back in Michigan. Sniff, sniff.)

Happy Holidays to you and Dom!

Steph Damore said...

Laura--Actually, his program starts in August, so we'll be in MI thru July. Don't worry, we can still meet up! And thanks on the congrats--I'll pass it on!

J.J. Bennett said...

With time, hard work ,and prayer anything is possible. Sounds like things are heading is the right direction! Congrats and have a great holiday! :)

Steph Damore said...

Thanks Jen, I really needed to remember that. :)

Voidwalker said...

Never stop dreaming, cuz sometimes it takes years for it to happen. I'm sure you will become a super amazing best selling author and one day I'll say to my friends, "I chatted with her and she and I used to blog together." LOL :)

keep it up.

Tell your man congratulations by the way. That's pretty awesome. I'm actually getting ready to apply for nursing school to get my RN hopefully too. One semester prereq left. My father is a Nurse Anesthetist and I've been looking into following into his footsteps.

Steph Damore said...

Thanks Void. I need to check my attitude every now and then--sometimes it feels like it'll NEVER happen.

Good luck on your RN & CRNA pursuits. One thing at a time man. =)

Bane of Anubis said...

Big props to your husband. Sounds like it'll be an exciting change.