Here's a summary of my travels:
44 days on the road from the end of October until mid January in
10 states for
14 interviews and
2 second looks
|My first interview was New York City in the fall.|
|My last interview was San Francisco, beautiful, sunny, and 70 degrees.|
|In between, I was in a grey Portland...|
|...and a frigid Chicago|
|... rainy New England|
13,430 miles flown, including my first time traveling on Alaska Airlines, though not to Alaska (Unfortunately they were not all on the same airline so I haven't accumulated any free flights.)
633 miles by train (1 train cancelled due to snowstorm.)
511 miles by car and bus (1 megabus cancelled due to snowstorm.)
1 celebrity hand shake (Mayor Rahm Emanuel)
1 Broadway play seen starring
|Sirs Ian and Patrick in "No Man's Land"|
10 day vacation between interviews to Turkey!
|Hagia Sophia at sunset|
The best part:
Many, many nights with my wonderful friends and couchsurfing hosts.
I am so grateful for my friends who hosted me while I was traveling. Not only did they give me a place to stay but they showed me around their town. This goes for long-time friends and the couchsurfing hosts I had never met in person before. Their hospitality and openness makes me hopeful that wherever I end up for residency, I will have a network of friends to support me. Thank you all so much.
It's the end of the interview trail but only the beginning of residency decision time!