Things I had forgotten about Dental School [from my perspective, the wife not in dental school]:
how short the evenings are:: from 5:30 - 7:30 am is a blur of rushing around
therefore, how much more we depend on coffee
how short the evenings are:: home, fix dinner, eat dinner, workout [maybe], clean up dinner, force myself to stay up and be productive until 10, fall into bed exhausted
how short the weekends are:: filled with catching up, cleaning, laundering, socializing
how much I learn about teeth
how slowly the time passes while you are in the midst of it all
that crazy feeling of having no idea where you will be in 3 years' time
how much more I enjoy time with Hubs
the helplessness I feel when Hubs is buried in studying and busywork and real life, too
how much I prayed as a dental school wife:: for my husband, for our marriage, for our future, for our growth
how much I need j'net to encourage me and pray for me and exhort me in the word
the constant pull of wanting to have fun and be involved, yet also not neglecting our home, each other and our Bibles
The main difference this time is that I'm not bored. I used to be bored in the evenings or on the weekends, but this time it is just the opposite.
Adjustment take time and as we settle in, we are acutely aware of the difference in our life right now. But slowly, Mondays [which previously was my day off] aren't as dreadful. Priorities are [gradually] falling into the right place. Friendships are being built. Home is starting to feel like home.
Stay tuned: hopefully we will get what the student's perspective!