People weren't really into soccer where I grew up. Honestly, I think the last time before tonight that I played was during 8th grade gym class. And the few memories that I did have of it were of getting kicked in the shins really hard. Well, for this intramural league, players have to wear shin guards, which at least is better than the lack of equipment requirements for our pickup softball league last summer. I played most of the game tonight, and it was a good workout. I think it's a little easier to challenge yourself to doing very short sprints when you are chasing someone down rather than just picking up the pace on a treadmill.
After the game (We lost 2-8), we all went out to a sports bar for drinks and food. I really am happy with the program that I am in here. Our team tonight was made up of nurses, residents, and techs. While there was some gossiping going on, everyone here is just so good-natured and fun to be around. For me, I think that's what has really made moving so far away from friends and family easier. I don't know how people can do it in more cut-throat residencies.
In other news, I turned in my state licensing paperwork yesterday. It will take a few months for everything to get processed, but that means that I should be on my way to moonlighting in smaller hospitals this summer. It makes me kind of antsy just thinking about being out on my own, but there are some options where you can work in a fast track, or double-coverage with another physician, so I may ease myself out with those.
Army Guy started ranger school yesterday, so phone calls will now be few and far between. I am sure that he will do great, and the time will fly by quickly. Talking was kind of awkward leading up to him starting the program, but like I said before, I'm not the greatest at goodbyes.