Hello loves, life has been a bit crazy in the world lately. On top of everything, WE MOVED! You might have seen on social media that we moved a couple of weeks ago but I wanted to write a post on here to go more in-depth since I’ve been getting a lot of questions. We moved to Missouri for my husband to go to dental school. This was a very last-minute decision for us, if anybody has gone through through the process of applying to dental school, you would understand. For anybody that hasn’t, it’s a very long and hard process. Tyler interviewed this past year at many schools, at one point Tyler and I were traveling to a different state every other week to go to interviews. Some interviews that he got invited to were scheduled two weeks from when he got the invite, so we would have to stop, change our plans and head to wherever the interview was. I never knew how hard this process was until living it with him.
Tyler ended up getting accepted mid-way through the cycle to The Ohio State University. To give a background on us, both of our families live in Ohio, so this was big for us. We did accept the offer but never posted on social media and kept it on the down-low. Around that time he got a call to interview in Missouri and he accepted. We had never been to Missouri before and during the interview dates, I had already scheduled a Vegas trip. This would have been the first time I didn’t go with him to an interview. He went and when he finished the interview he called me and told me that it went perfectly and that he felt connected with the school. I was surprised because to me I didn’t even have this school on my radar.
I came home from Vegas, he came home from Missouri and we didn’t talk much more about it. A week later he got a phone call telling him he was accepted and asking if he wanted the spot. I was right there and as soon as I knew he got accepted I instantly cried. Keep in mind, I was excited when he was accepted into Ohio State but I didn’t have the same emotions I was having when he got accepted to Missouri. It hit me like a train, I felt all the emotions, and I was so excited. We accepted the spot but we only had about a week to pay the first deposit. So during that week, we wanted to make our decision, we were confused and didn’t know what to do. We had Ohio State, and all the other schools were still making decisions. We wanted to decide because unlike the other schools ATSU-MOSDOH (Missouri) started in July. We started looking more into the school and we were still undecided.
One day we were at Tyler’s parents’ house when he got a phone call from one of his interviewers calling to congratulate him on being accepted into ATSU-MOSDOH. Right after that, Tyler went upstairs, I stayed downstairs and at that moment I felt God tell me this was the place we needed to go to, this was the school. I got up to go tell Tyler and to my surprise, he was walking down as I was about to walk up and he said right then with me not saying a word, “Julianna, I think we need to move to Missouri and go to ATSU” and in shock, I was like, “Tyler, I was seriously just about to come and tell you that.” At that moment we knew this was meant to be. Everything came easy from then on, which was just a relief because the whole journey was long and hard on us. That next day we paid a down payment on our place without seeing it, yes, you read that correctly. This was all going on during quarantine and we had no way of getting to Missouri, it just felt right and we did it. So my first time coming to Missouri was to see the place we were already renting. Thank goodness it was better in person, we are so in love with it! We will only be here in this home for two years since ATSU-MOSDOH is a split program. We will be here in Kirksville for two years then move to St. Louis for two more years. Not long after finding our home, I got an amazing job opportunity with a makeup team in Missouri and everything just seemed to fall into place. It finally was what we had been praying, crying, and wondering for so long about.. It was finally happening and we were going full force.
Fast forward to now, it’s June 9th and we are all moved and settled in. Ty starts school in early July and so does my work. We are taking the next couple of weeks to go on our anniversary trip and go on a vacation with his family. We have been so grateful to have this past year of marriage to be full of so many adventures and traveling. Now we are excited to settle down in our little home and see where God leads our life now…