Happy New Year everyone!
When I first found out that my surgery would probably be in March 2013, it felt like that was a million years away. Now it seems like it's just around the corner! I cannot believe that I've had my lower braces on since June. It really has gone by quickly. After months of preparing and stress and anxiety, I'm actually starting to get giddy that I'll be having the surgery soon. It's scheduled for March 15th, but there's still a chance it might need to be later. I've been going to my orthodontist every 10-14 days, but because of the holidays, my next appointment isn't until January 17th. Hopefully by then my teeth will be where my orthodontist wants them to be and we can confirm the March 15th surgery date.
I feel like my life has been at a stand still for the last couple months. I graduated college in May and after much discussion with my parents they thought it would be best for me to come home, take some time off, and focus on getting this surgery. So, instead of staying in New York and getting a job immediately after graduation (like I always envisioned I'd do), I had to come home to Maryland and rethink what I was going to do. It was really difficult, especially when all my college friends were getting their first jobs and apartment hunting and I had to come home. In the beginning of the process, it was really unclear when I would be ready for surgery. At first, they thought I might be able to get it in July, but then it changed to March, and even now it's still not set in stone. So I came home looking to do something really flexible since I never knew exactly when I would have to take time after to recover from the surgery. So now I'm taking MBA classes at a local college, but I'm hoping to transfer somewhere else after the surgery because I want a program more specialized in what I got my undergraduate degree in. I'm going through the grueling application process now and taking the GRE for the second time on Friday (the GRE's are awful! I wish they were not a requirement). Once I'm done with the GREs and have all my applications in, I am going to feel so relieved. Hopefully then I can get a part time job and just wait for my surgery to happen!
I am really looking forward to this year. 2012 was stressful and just filled with so much uncertainty regarding this surgery. I think 2013 is going to be my best year yet!