Wednesday, April 14, 2010

the other "y"

it's official - we submitted our notice of intent to yale! it sure feels good to make a decision, and we're really excited about it!! after a lot of pondering and praying we felt like this is the best fit for us, and we're excited to start this new chapter of our lives.

an added bonus: we can keep all of our byu gear!

right now our plan is to stay in manhattan and migrate somewhere closer to metro north on the east side. jonathan would commute about an hour and forty-five minutes to new haven and use that time for studying, class prep, etc.

we've also considered moving to connecticut, but this would mean both of us commuting over an hour, buying a car so we can actually go places in a suburban area, moving away from the city (and from family in philly this summer!) and seeing a lot less of each other. because we love nyc, our scooter and being together, we most likely won't go this route. in good jonathan curtis fashion, however, we haven't completely ruled it out either.

as you can see we still have a little bit of figuring out to do, but at least we know where we are going! we'll keep you posted.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

next steps

this is a favorite phrase at my office - "next steps." after the close of a promotion or launch we have to determine the action plan for moving forward. jonathan and i are kind of at that phase in our lives right now. he's wrapping up his 2nd year of teach for america, and with this coming to a close he's getting ready to move on to the next big adventure.

our next steps:

master of public health. jonathan was accepted to columbia, yale and nyu. we've ruled out nyu and are trying to decide between columbia and yale. a couple weeks ago he and i both took the day off and headed up to new haven for an open house. as soon as we got there i felt like hermione from harry potter. if you haven't been to yale's campus, it looks just like hogwarts!

jonathan is off to columbia's open house tomorrow. hopefully that will help us solidify this decision that we have to make by next week! from there everything will fall into place.

the next big step after that is medical school. jonathan's summer break will be spent studying for the good 'ol mcat, and he'll apply next may. it's a year away, so you never know what other ideas we will think of, but that's our plan for now, at least. we're just taking it one step at a time.

as for me...i'm still loving my dream job!