Guess Who's Back...Back Again...with BIG NEWS!

Hellooooo, my pretties!
I know you're probably scratching your head trying to remember who I am.
Let me remind you...

I'm Robin, my hunky man is Dom, and I love the sunshine.
I used to blog in this little section of the interwebs until my life and house got craaaazy and I had to take a little break.
But, fear not, I am back in action!  I missed this whole blogging thing way too much to stay away for long. :)

I have about a million and 1 things to recap, but today I'm going to stick with the biggest news in my life right now.

DOM GOT INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL! :) YAY! There are really no words for how proud and excited I am for him.  This has been a lifelong dream, and a 2 year application process filled with lots of stress and discouragement.  I could not be happier for him!

We found out on Wednesday that he got into one school, and then the very next day he got into the one he really wanted.  How did we celebrate?

Champagne and Chipotle...of course!
What can I say, we celebrate on a budget. ;)

Now here's the clincher, Dom's med school? Not exactly in South Florida, or the South at all (I'm totally mentally fine)...it's actually in Greensburg, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh! Which means Dom and I will be leaving the sunshine state...in 23 days.

{Insert wide-eyed emoji face here.}
You see, Dom wasn't sure he would get in this cycle, so he accepted a spot to a graduate school program in Georgia which would feed right into their med school the following year.  So, we applied and got approved for an apartment there, Dom was looking at his classes and we were all set to become Georgia peaches.  Now we have 3 weeks until we head to PA and nowhere to live!  So far the apartment hunting process has been pretty miserable, since everything good is taken, but I know this is just all part of the experience. Anyone who knows us or has been reading for awhile knows Dom as a habit of turning everything into an adventure! 

It hasn't quite hit me yet how big of a life change this is for us, but I know it will be so exciting and as long as we have each other we will be able to "bloom wherever [we] are planted." :)

So now...where my PA bloggers at?!


  1. Aw congrats! I go to school in Pittsburgh. I really enjoy being in western PA. However, the weather can be the most annoying. The winter is freezing, rainy and snowy constantly. But when the nice days do occur, they are truly beautiful. Good luck with your move!


  2. whoa baby, 23 dayyys?!? good luck to you and dom, sweet girl!!
    that's soooo exciting!!

  3. Congrats to Dom!!
    And (almost) welcome to PA :)
    <3 Kiersten

  4. This is so sad because you're leaving me, but so exciting to start a new adventure!

  5. yay!!! I am beyond excited you are moving up here! Just be prepared for the cold cold winters lol.

    Let me know if you need anything, I am around all day ...and we will definitely have to meet up!!

    good luck w your move!

  6. YAY So glad you are back! And so glad you have such exciting news to celebrate! Welcome to PA! I go to school in PA...but near Lancaster (which is a trek away from you!) But congrats again!

  7. SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! When I read your comment last night, I definitely thought (1) "Holy ish she's moving out of the south," and (2) "YAYYYYY!!!" So proud of Dom and he's absolutely lucky to have such a supportive girlfriend who is willing to follow him in his dreams. :)

    Y'all are going to do great things (can you say Power Couple?) and I can't wait to hear about your new adventures!
    P.S. - I've been to Pittsburgh exactly once, but I still talk about it to this day, because it was the city with the nicest people I've ever met!

  8. Congrats to him and good luck with your move and finding a place! It will all work out :)

  9. So proud of Dom and so excited for your new adventure. I know you're not looking forward to the snow, but hey- closer to Erin, closer to family... just saying ;)

    You guys will find the perfect place soon. Don't forget to get a place with a room just for me!!! :)

  10. I saw this on your Instagram and couldn't wait for you to blog about it!! I'm SO happy for both of you! Such a great accomplishment for Dom and such an exciting time in your lives! Congratulations to him!!

    Do you have any plans as of what you're going to do? I know you were applying to schools and such down south.

    OH and I am also a PA blogger! :D I'm near South Central PA! Can't wait for you to experience it up here! Not as sunny and warm as Florida though.. :( LOL

  11. Ah good for him! Congratulations! Pittsburgh is great (if you don't mind a little cold!) Good luck in this adventure, I'm sure it will be great!

  12. Welcome back, and Congrats to Dom! My hubby just graduated medical school last month so I know the long road you two are in for, but it will be so worth it in the end. I hope he really likes to study!! ;)

    Welcome to PA! (I'm in Philly, which might as well be a completely different state from the western half you're going to.) And hey, you can always hope to be Matched into a residency program down south in a few more years!

  13. Congratulations to Dom and soo exciting for you too! It sounds like a fun happy little adventure!

  14. Moving back north huh? Enjoy! Chipotle is a fabulous way to celebrate! Congrats to him and moving is always an adventure!

  15. I am SO excited. GO DOM! :) I can't imagine how proud you are of him...and this makes me SUPER happy, of course...since you're about 10 hours closer to me!

    PS - chipotle looks amazing now, thanks.

  16. So maybe I'm weird, but the first thing I did was mapquest how far you are from Cinci. With a 5 hour drive, I'm expecting to see a lot of weekend update posts with you and Erin seeing each other!

    Congrats to Dom - excited for you both!! Such a fun adventure.

  17. Congrats to Dom! And good luck with the move!

  18. Yay that's such great news! It's absolutely going to be a crazy whirlwind the next few weeks and months, but I have no doubt it will be a great adventure for y'all! We'll definitely miss you being a Florida girl though :)

  19. Congrats to Dom!!! That is an awesome accomplishment! You definitely win best girlfriend award for following him in his dreams and putting on a brave face!! I'm sure things will work out and in a few months you'll be thinking back on this time and smile because you got through it together :) You'll be a lot closer to DC so us virginia bloggers are excited about that :)

  20. Yikes! Scary but exciting! Congrats and good luck :)

  21. I'm so excited for you and Dom! This is huge and awesome! Congratulations to him and good luck to you - this is going to be one hell of a transition!

  22. So very exciting for you both! I love the way you celebrate!!I know Erin is so very excited that you guys will be closer. woohoo. Everything will fall into place the way that it should. Enjoy the journey and I can't wait to follow along.

  23. I'm not currently in PA (we moved to Jersey, unwillingly) but I did live in NEPA for a while near Scranton and will hopefully be moving there again by the end of the year! I love PA and I can't wait to go back. I'm sure you'll love it too!

  24. Congrats and good luck! And not a PA blogger, but I am an OH blogger, so only a few hours away! Also Chipotle is the best way to celebrate anything, p. sure. Or maybe that's me being a true undergraduate, who knows. :p


  25. Congrats to you & Dom!! Moving to PA from Florida should be quite the adventure. Unfortunately I don't know much about the Pittsburgh area as I live in the Philly suburbs. All I remember about Pittsburgh is when the fiance was there for work pitchers of beer were WAY cheaper than they are here.. but I don't think that is helpful info for you! Looking forward to seeing how this next chapter of your life turns out for you guys... although I am sure it will be great!

  26. Congrats to Dom! That's such a huge accomplishment!! I wish you guys the best of luck in PA!

  27. Congrats to you both!!! You'll make it back to the sunshine state in the future. Besides, isn't it easier to study when it's cold outside?

  28. So excited for you! I am actually in Pittsburgh right now! I can help you with anything you migt need in your transition :) Good luck!

  29. YAY! Congrats again to Dom!
    Hope you two are able to find a place. Everything will work itself out.

    Since I am a Peach,...Out of curiosity, where in GA were y'all planning to move to?

  30. How exciting, what a great accomplishment!
    Chipotle and Champagne sounds like the perfect celebration meal!



  31. You're only 2 hours away from me now that I'll be in Ohio!!! Can we play like every weekend?!!


  32. Congrats to Dom, and you both! Something like that is so exciting, and even though Pittsburgh is a little more climate un-controlled than Florida, you will love it! I'm from Pittsburgh and still jump at every chance I get to go back!

    Also, celebrating with champagne and Chipotle sounds amazing, two of my favorites! :)

  33. Congratulations to him! What a huge move!

    I'm a PA blogger, but quite a ways from Pittsburgh - I'm in Philadelphia. My brother went to Duquesne...Pittsburgh is actually a great town.

  34. What a big change but what fantastic news! Congratulations to Dom and best of luck with the move and your next chapter xo

  35. This is crazy big news, and I'm so happy to read that you are blogging again! We've missed you!

    Mrs. Jones

  36. Greensburg isn't so bad! I am an Eastern PA girl born & raised, but went to IUP for my undergrad. The people in Western PA are sweet as anything, and you should be well settled before your introduction to the Winter. I'll apologize for that one in advance :)

  37. Congrats!!!! Although GA is pretty awesome ..... Juuuust sayin ;-)

  38. Congrats! I'm sure it's going to be an amazing adventure! :)

  39. Congrats!! That's awesome for him!! I am actually a Pittsburgh blogger- born and raised about 15 minutes from Greensburg and now I live in the city. If you ever need anything, don't hesitate to ask! I can let you know all of the good places in the area to hit up :) http://www.inthiscrazylife-bethany.blogspot.com


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