Friday, October 21, 2011

friday five - goodbyes and one hello

This summer my husband came home from work and said, "Hey, so I know my job as a Treasury Manager is pretty freaking awesome, but I think I want to try my hand at being a dentist."
Say what?
Mark wants to return to school for the next year to take the prerequisite classes for dental school, then apply to dental school, and then after getting in . . . he wants to actually go!
Hyperventilate much? You better believe it.

After much thought and discussion and prayer, I agreed. It took a little faith because Mark and I were just about to close on a lot of land. And if Mark hadn't had his dental ephiphany we would now be living in our dream home. This post is to say goodbye to those dreams and hello to new ones.

1.  Goodbye dream house and your craftsman style charm. 
I think of you fondly and then want to do Mark harm.
I'm letting you go, for now that is,
And when Mark graduates, repayment will be his! 
Muah ha ha

2. Goodbye 50's styled basement kitchen adjoined to my writing room
Really, you were just a dream because your cost would be my doom.
But since I'm bemoaning my loss, I added you in
Maybe in the future the expense of you won't be a sin.

3. Goodbye reading settee, so cozy by my bed
When I think of you I feel sad in my head.
Where will I sit and read in style?
Not in my dream house . . . at least not for awhile.
4. Goodbye days of lounging around like a cat
Now life's super busy because my hubby's wearing the student hat
I know this poem sounds a little lame
But I love the picture all the same

5. Hello future! Whatever you may hold
I hope the out look is good before I get too old
While Mark's studying and learning at dental school
I'll be writing away like a YA writing fool!

31 SPLURTS:

Jenny S. Morris said...

First, I LOVE the kitchen. I totally want it. Second, you are an awesome wife. I'm sure it was hard. I'm on the other end of that. I'm not going back to school, but I came to my hubby and said, "hey I want to be a writer." He didn't skip a beat and just said,"OK, you'll be great."

Good luck on your wonderful future!

A. said...

Was the lot of land in Utah? Hmmm... maybe they have good lots, or at least good homes to fix-up, in Loma Linda. ;) Besides, I need you to move out here and interior decorate MY home to look like those pictures! (except maybe the toon town looking kitchen. :P ). Seriously, after being at your house I came home thinking about what a shack I live in and how much of a decorators touch it needs.

i'm erin. said...

Oh Jenny, I think you are doing a fab job at following your dream.

Amy, you are right. I think God stepped in and said no to Utah. ha ha.

Jessie Humphries said...

You win best blog post of the year with that one! I hereby present it to you. Yay, Mark is going to make you move to Vegas for dental school and then we can both get jobs as strippers by night and YA writers by morning!

J. A. Bennett said...

So sad! But it will be worth it in the end. Would it be awful of me to steal your dream house ideas? I at least want my writing room next to the kitchen, no better place!

Aubrey said...

You know how sad this makes me! Cause it means that sometime soon when he's done with his pre-reqs and the DATs that you will be moving much too far away for my liking.

Change is hard, but it is always an adventure. Love you!

Ali said...

Now the secret is out that I totally stalk your blog... Oh well, I wanted to share how awesome I think you are. That would be such a tough decision but look at you trusting in the future! I would be whining every day but you write cute little poems :) You are just great!

Cruise to the Max said...

What kind of a selfish jerky husband would do something like that. Oh wait. That guy is me. I love you for putting up with me.

Sarah Pearson said...

I had to laugh at Mark's comment above me :-)

That kitchen is beautiful, and the great thing is it will still be there in a few years when you're ready to try for it again :-)

Troy said...

I was thinking about stealing your sweatpants this trip, but I think they may be your muse. This is funny. While I wouldn't want to interfere with your holey muse, I can only imagine what fun stuff might pour out of your computer as you lamented on the loss. The jury is still out.

By the way, have I warned you about the sweats-stealing vagabond that has been making hits around town? Police have yet to catch him.

Bobbi said...

Beautiful dreams that can only get bigger! Congrats on choosing to take the huge leap into the darkness! Dental school will fly by, and before you know it, you'll be building that dream kitchen, and your kids will be old enough to know not to color on the walls or scratch up the hardwood floors. Just make sure Mark gets into a Texas school (so much cheaper than anywhere else, even paying out of state tuition), and that you get on FOOD STAMPS!!! Seriously the best eating of my life! And don't feel guilty about living off the government. You'll be paying it back ten fold once Mark is working as a dentist. Call if you need anymore advice (like where NOT to work as a dentist, a.k.a. Utah) or just need to vent. Sending love to you & your family!!! Mwah!

Kristine said...

Oh Erin. This post makes me sad because it means you might be moving away from me. :(

prerna pickett said...

good luck with everything. It can be a stressful yet exciting time.

fijiangirl said...

I feel you pain girl! My Sweetie did the same thing to me. After we had the 4 kids and he had a great job he decided he wanted to go to law school. Guy already has a Masters degree but to law school we went. 1 year down, 3 to go! Its tough but you can do it. Our motto in our family is "short term pain, for a long term gain!" If it makes you feel better you aren't the only one going through it!

Alexis Bass Writes said...

Aw, you are so supportive. I love that you both are pursuing your dreams. And you have a gorgeous dream house waiting for you somewhere in the future. :)

CNHolmberg said...

Oh wow, talk about change. I don't know how I would handle an epiphany like that! Good luck to him and the rest of you.

Lindsey said...

I just had a panic attack!! Who will I now text at every turn of my life as a wannabe photographer!? Did you think about that??

Abby said...

Oh wow! So hard when those things happen, but you may find that it is all for the best! It's funny how life has a way of getting you where you need to go. I really love that kitchen! SO CUTE! Good luck to the hubby as he goes back to school and good luck to you as you patiently wait for him to finish so he can pay you back for all that support! :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

Forget about the craftsman home
With the kitchen so stylish and sa-weet
Forget about the new career
And the studying and learning feat

It’s really all about me, me, ME!
This affects me too, can’t you see?

Last time you left for greener pastures
You were one of my besties, it’s true
Now you’re my writing buddy! CP! Bloggy friend! And more!
And thoughts of you leaving makes me blue.

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

I wish you the very best! What a huge decision. I love it when people go for their dreams (and I love it even more when their loved ones support them).

Thanks for your great comment on my blog. Following you now too.

The Write Soil

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i'm erin. said...

Peggy Peggy I love you I do.
Screw mark and his dream, I'm staying with you.

ACK DAwn! I am so excited you commented on my blog. You are freaking amazing.

Alleged Author. HOORAY! I LOVE YOU.

DEZMOND said...

hey, maybe you could become a dentist nurse and spend more time with the hubby hubs in that way :)

Love that dream house, especially lavender in the yard!

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Good luck on your new adventure :-)

God bless and have a wonderful weekend :-)

*The Old Geezer Blog

Iain said...

Your house is gone, That's rather sad.
No monthly paycheque? He must be mad.

The good news is, that's when he's done.
Planning the house, will be such fun.

Making this comment took some time,
Trying to match your superb rhyme!

Melissa Sugar said...

This is a cute poem. I admire the faith you have in your husband. He is fortunate to have such a loyal and loving wife. I know how hard it is to let go of dream homes and other tangible objects. Don't think of it as saying goodbye, it is not permanent. It is just a delay that will eventually allow you to enjoy a better life.

Thank you for visiting my blog
Melissa

i'm erin. said...

Iain, your poem made my day
It makes me want to shout hooray!

David Powers King said...

That's awesome! Love the house. I wouldn't mind a pad like that.

You may want to check out my blog today. :)

JM Tohline said...

And the winner is...

"What kind of a selfish jerky husband would do something like that. Oh wait. That guy is me. I love you for putting up with me."

Our Sweet Life said...

haha, Bobbi - Utah is actually working out pretty good for us! Good luck with all your dreams Erin. I agree with Bobbi on one thing - dental school will fly by and you will love it!!

Keisha Azzalea said...


Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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