Hi Everyone! This is my very first blog post and I can’t tell you how excited I am to start writing. If you read my Mrs. Dr. Looze page at the top you pretty much know what this blog is all about for me. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check it out to learn a little bit more about who I am and what my inspiration is for starting this blog.
I have a lot of respect for doctors and now…their wives. Especially now that I am one of them. If you would have asked me ten years ago whether I thought I would be living in NYC married to a doctor I would have said, “A girl can only dream that would happen.” And now that dream has become my reality. Only, I am here to tell you that the glitz, glamour and hype that the majority of America thinks is our reality, is unfortunately, very far from the truth during these grueling years of residency. Sure, they say that there is light at the end of the tunnel and I believe there is, but this seems to be the longest tunnel I have ever been in (and here I thought the Lincoln tunnel was bad) Now, don’t get me wrong. I know there are a lot of professions out there with long hours, time away from your loved ones and overly stressful environments. But for purposes of this blog, I will be speaking with a voice as the wife of a doctor. I am pretty sarcastic, blunt, and wear my emotions on my sleeve so hopefully that will make for some unique posts and points of view. But after being married to a resident for 1 year, mix in this fabulous city, (not to mention being with him before he went to medical school and all the way through it) I think I have a fair amount of insight to share.
I decided on the name “When life gives you Medicine…make Martinis” because I refuse to have my life be another pity party or sob story just because I spend a lot of time without my Dr. Hubby. Well and I love martinis. But more importantly, I want people to remember that no matter what life throws at you, or what turn your life unexpectedly takes, you CAN have a successful marriage, a happy life, fulfilling relationships and a positive attitude. It may take a few martinis and you may experience occasional meltdowns but let’s be honest, that is why they invented vodka and gave us a city that never sleeps. At least in my case
My hopes for this blog are to inspire those that are in a similar situation to my own and inspire myself to get through the tough times all the way through to the light at the end of the tunnel and beyond. On a playful note, I want to bring some laughs, love, creativity and a fresh perspective to the blog world, and my friends and family. And finally, above all, I’m hoping this blog will remind me on a daily basis how thankful I am to have such an amazing husband and life with him, and that our roller coaster journey is special because its ours.