Match Day—done! Hallelujah and thank you for all the crossed fingers, prayers, and happy thoughts! Last Thursday night felt like Christmas Eve as a 5 year old. I was up every hour hoping Santa had already come. The fateful email finally came in a little after 7:30 am, only moments to spare before having a heart attack.
I promised you answers in the form of a sweet treat. Here she is. Nutmeg Spice Cupcake. Can you figure out where we’re going? If you’ve read this blog long enough, you know I love Warren Brown and his cake recipes. So when it came time to announce the Match Day results, I flipped open Warren’s book—United Cakes of America. Page 38. Connecticut. The nutmeg state.
Still in total and utter shock. We’re moving to New Haven, CT. My dream of Denver mountains off in the horizon will have to wait at least two more years. But it gets even crazier. My husband matched at Yale Child Study Center. Yale?! It’s out of our league no doubt. But I couldn’t be more proud of my boy!
It’s funny how it all worked out. He added Yale to his list at the last minute after feeling like the program was a good fit to his experience. Asked me what I thought, and I said—Go for it! I’m a dreamer. I think we may have given a couple people a good laugh. Next thing you know, he gets an interview. And now we’re moving there. All I have to say is—dream! And don’t stop dreaming. It’s easy to sell yourself short. But it’s much harder to dream.
In a few short months we’ll be headed out east. I guess this means I need to rewrite my about me. First things first (Ha!). And start looking for a new job. For now, I wont even begin to think about saying goodbye to Chicago. There’s more days ahead for that. It’s time to celebrate. Cheers to new adventures and putting forth the effort to dream.