Valentine’s Day can be hard for med students, medical professionals, and their spouses because all the other couples are out and about with their special someone. Where is your special someone? Your “person” in the wise words of Meredith Grey, is currently on call at the ER and just texted you during a moment of sanity (miracles do happen) to tell you that due to the high influx of patients they won’t be home that night…even though they worked the previous 6 nights. Sound familiar? “Wait, you don’t know what time your husband will come home every night?” Actually no, no I don’t. “You spent your weekend studying?” Of course! Doesn’t it sound like fun to spend every moment of your waking hours at the library? “Can you guys go out tonight?” Please define “out” and could you set specific parameters on how long we will be gone and when it will be socially acceptable for us to leave to sleep or study once again.
Allie Hutchison is a newly married, self-proclaimed #wifeofamedstudent. She and her husband Joel have been married a short 8 months and have loved every minute of it, with the exception of test weeks (which I’m sure most of you understand). As a Career Coach working in higher education, she enjoys helping people find what they love to do and how to get paid for it. The best types of days are the ones that involve lots of talking, coffee, and good books.