Friday, September 9, 2011

Oh the Places We Could Go

This time seemed so far off 4 years ago.  But now it's here.  Decisions have to be made.  The Doc and I sat down last week and made our list of possible places we'd like to live.  Of course, we do not have the final say but he applied for residency in these cities:  

Birmingham, Little Rock, Shreveport,
Shreveport, LA

New Orleans, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Tampa,

Jacksonville, FL

Atlanta, Augusta, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Lexington, Louisville,
Atlanta, GA


St. Louis, Jackson, Chapel Hill, Charleston, 
Charleston, SC

Oklahoma City, Nashville, Memphis , Knoxville,
Nashville, TN

Houston, Temple, Lubbock, San Antonio, Dallas, Norfolk and Charlottesville.
Texas


Part of me wants adventure yet I long to be close to family.  My parents are aging and it would be a blessing to be near them in TX. We are limited to only those locations with residency programs so these were our choices.
Interviews start next month. Match Day is in January. You probably know what that is but I'll be telling more about it as the day approaches.
I've got a feeling this 4 months is going to seem almost as long as the 4 years it took to get here. 

If you could live anywhere in the United States, where would it be?

31 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Charleston would be nice if I could live in one of the old homes. What fun to decorate. Wow, that is a lot of cities.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

We just took a trip to Charleston this past Spring and it's absolutely beautiful. Full of the most gorgeous homes I've ever seen! As for me living anywhere I wanted to, I live in Texas now and wouldn't want to live anywhere else, although if we have another HOT summer like we had this year I might have to change my mind!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Joani said...

How wonderful that he is doing a residency. I commend him for being in the medical field. I feel that I was placed in Arizona for a reason and I'm still here. I have left but have always returned. My only other part would be to live in northern Arizona in the summer and then in the Phoenix area in the winter...avoiding this HEAT. Have a great day. Good luck.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Tammy,
So many wonderful places...I do hope that you can get close to your family...that would be great for all of y'all.

Blessings,
Linda

Andrea said...

what a list! I'm afraid I don't know any of those places, as I'm way up north here in Canada, but my friend lived in Tampa and loved it. G'luck! I know how hard it can be living in limbo!

louise said...

There's so many places I have visited from across the pond that I love - Nashville is a great funky town, and I adore Santa Fe. I think being close to family and good friends is the best place to live of all.

Loretta said...

The top pic looks sooo familiar...not my hometown, but close! What a decision to make. Best wishes. Hugs!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'd live in the North East section of the country. New England. Colonial and traditional. Maybe by the water? Hope all works out the way you hope. Talk about anticipation...Happy Friday.

From the Kitchen said...

Let me get in a plug for Charlottesville (my home state); Charleston (we lived there--terrible climate but interesting place; Indianapolis (has it all but still "user friendly") and Chicago where I now live. We've made four moves with the V.A. Medical Service and have loved doing so. Good luck!

Best,
Bonnie

Blondie's Journal said...

The number of places you have to choose from is mind boggling. I think I would be happy in any one of the cities as long as family was very close. That's just me. Oh, and I'd like 4 seasons!

XO<
Jane

laxsupermom said...

If I could live anywhere at all, it'd be on the Upper West side of Manhattan near Central Park and the museums. But since it costs twice my mortgage for an apartment that would fit in my garage with room to spare, it's more of a fantasy than a someday. Good luck with the house sale. Hope he matches at one of your favorites.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Let's see...I've heard Birmingham is actually a pretty nice place to live. A good friend of mine lives in Memphis and I really liked it there when I went to visit. It's very pretty. Of course I used to live in Atlanta and loved it there...but have heard the traffic is much much worse now. I can't say I am a fan for Texas. Its like Oklahoma but flatter and hotter and drier which just sounds like hell to me. Maybe I could do Houston...being closer to the ocean but I really am not a Dallas fan. People are not very friendly there....everyone in Texas thinks they are special or maybe that is just because they hate anyone from Oklahoma so much.

Of the places you've listed....I'd LOVE to live in Charleston. I've visited there several times and adored it. I like it better than Savannah and you know all about Savannah.

I know...just move to OKC and join me in my misery. Actually, OKC is so much better than it used to be and the people are super nice and friendly and genuine. Lots of revamps happening downtown...new building....its like OKC figured out 10 years ago that it needed to spiff up the place and they've really been busy doing so. Only like 30 years behind everyone else. But big changes have happened this last 10 years. There are actually lots of interesting places to go now.

Cost of living is cheap here...relatively speaking....but if I could, I'd live somewhere else if I was really honest. Although....I know bloggers that write me and say they have visited here and love it and would move here in a heartbeat. I think these bloggers might not get out much......

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...forgot to say...people rave about Kansas City. I have not been there...but a woman in the neighborhood moved back there because she missed it so much. The friend of mine that lives in Memphis...used to live in Tampa. I visited her there...and I have to say...Florida is not for me. I would ONLY want to visit. I would never want to live there. At least not in that area.

Love Of Quilts said...

As long as your in the southern part of the country you would be able to visit your parents often... I live in TN but I think I would love Florida...just not to close to the shores because of storms. Good lucky to your hubby on his job search. Trish

podso said...

What a lot of possibilities, so close to my city but not quite! They all would be interesting places to live but close to your family would be wonderful. My son just finished his residency and is now moved back to our city for a job. Finally! The time goes quickly though, even four years..

Natasha in Oz said...

Good luck with this. I wish I could help you but my knowledge of America is quite limited! If I had to choose though I would have to choose Ohio because that is where my best friend lives and is the only place I have seen for an extended period of time! See, I'm no help!

Best wishes,
Natasha.
xo

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I have lived in Shreveport (beautiful and great food) also Florida (any of the above), Kansas (not my favorite). Charleston is fabulous too. As the wife of a career member of the Air Force, I traveled for years and found it is not the location, but the home you make there that is important.

Dana Bishop said...

My obvious first choice would be Dallas or San Antonio but Charleston would be dreamy. You will bloom wherever you are. Choices are a mixed blessing... both exciting and scary.

It will be fun to know where you finally land.

Dana
www.northwesttexas.blogspot.com

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Oh my goodness! How exciting. I remember when Jon was interviewing for fellowship. We ended up in Portland, Oregon. We loved it! I can't to hear where you end up! So exciting!

Melissa Miller said...

You had fun this summer. Gorgeous photos Tammy. Welcome back!

Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Karen said...

Welcome Back!!

{darlene} said...

I have lived in the Northeast, the Midwest, and the South. The people in the midwest were my favorite. down to earth, and wonderful people!

how exciting!

Susan S. said...

How exciting! I've only live within an hour north or south of Houston and that seems exciting to me. Discovering a new city.....sounds great to me. I've ALWAYS said I would love to move to New York City for one year, so I could experience all the seasons. Of course, I would love to live in Manhattan or somewhere swanky but since it's a dream....I'm dreaming big. I've never traveled to the far Northeast....Maine, Vermont, etc. I think that would be cool! I've heard good things about the Memphis, Atlanta area.....not too cold, not too hot. Gosh.....I couldn't make up my mind. It ALL sounds great. Except I probably wouldn't pick the Gulf Coast....from Texas to Florida. Not because it's not lovely but it's so much like what I've already experienced. Somewhere that SNOWS would be FUN!!!!

CHH said...

Dear Tammy,

I'm so excited to hear where you will
finally be in the coming year.

How long will you be there?

Best,

CBO

CHH said...

ps we go back and forth between NC, GA and FL.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Wow you have so many choices or options I should say. I hope you get to be by your parents. That is better than anything.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The only place of those that I have been to is Kansas City MO, not KS~and it is great! I would probably pick Charlston too~if I got to live in a great area and an old house! I see Boston is not on the list..we have tons of hospitals up here, but the weather is too darn cold!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

You certainly have lots of fun places to choose from. If you end up in Dallas I would certainly go for the suburbs. I wouldn't want Houston, too humid and cloudy alot and just a dirty city I think. You'll make a great home no matter where you end up!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I hope you get to move close to your family. I know how that is when our parents start to get older. But there were so many great cities that he got to apply to. Best of luck!

Shanda said...

haha...I noticed you didn't show the skyline of Lexington. My parents live there and we always laugh about the solitary tall building.

The Inspired Nest said...

I would choose Charleston! However it would be really cool to have yall in Gainesville! Let me know if you ever want a tour! UF is a great place to be! My brother in law is a 3rd year right now and I remember how stressful it was when they were waiting to see if they got Gainesville! I will be saying prayers for your family!
Lacy