The biggest reason why I’ve loved The Studio, and the thing I’ve gotten the most used to, is ALWAYS being with Nate. People always ask, “aren’t there times when you just need to be in separate rooms?” Honestly? No. I don’t think there has ever been a time when I’ve wanted an extra room just so I could be alone. (I have wanted an extra room to put the vacuum in though!)
The other day, Nate had to get up before me, and started slurping away at his cereal like always. I started to get annoyed, but then I thought, “in a few weeks, he’s going to be eating his breakfast in another room” and I got really sad! I said to him, “I really don’t like your slurping, but I will listen to it if I get to be by you longer!”
We’ve gone to bed at the same time and woken up at the same time every single day for the past year and a half. We couldn’t help it. When we’re home together, we’re never more than 13 feet apart. And we’re usually no more than 2 feet apart.
I think the reason I’m so reluctant to leave here is because I’m really afraid. I’m afraid of what everyone calls “The Physician Marriage”, where two people share a home but not a life. Where spouses go days without seeing each other, or interacting with each other. Where the homes are big, but patience is thin, and laughter is rare.
The Studio has kept us together, physically and emotionally, during the pre-med process. Hopefully the togetherness it has given us will be able to last through bigger houses and higher education.
We love you Studio!