We arrived to the house late last night with a car full of random odds and ends that the movers didn’t pack or couldn’t fit for some odd reason or another and our blow up mattress. Feels only fitting to spend our first night in our massive master bedroom sleeping on our tiny blow up bed.
And you know what – we couldn’t sleep! We both slept terribly. And you know what we decided it was from (aside from the air mattress factor) – it was too quiet!! No noise, no faint sound of traffic, no honking cars, no rattle of the subway. Our apartment was fairly quiet, but still there was noise. Now, it is as silent as anything I have ever experienced. It’s like the large empty house is a sound vacuum.
Today, we have boxes and boxes everywhere and I have no idea where to put anything. And the paint still sucks – gotta get on that.
Its been 2 solid weeks of tramping, exploring, driving and sailing our way around New Zealand. This country is one of the most unbelievable places either of us have ever been.
Today we head off to Australia for a little time down under before sadly heading home.
Just a few more photos – just some iPhone pics for the interim time as I weed through a few thousand on the SLR.
Today I hiked the most amazing sub-alpine terrain with beautiful sunny skies, crossed waterfalls and flowing rivers, ran up a peak to eat lunch in the pouring rain staring over a valley, hiked up snow and ice covered volcanic rocks, and took a nice sand dune walk along the beach. New Zealand – you have my heart.
Today marks a day to end an era. Today I walked out of the hospital as a medical student for the last time. Today, medical school ended.
I have matched into the most amazing Pediatric Residency in Danville, PA and have graduated medical school. I am officially Dr. Stefanie Paulson, MD – it feels so strange and so utterly exciting.