Saturday, March 7, 2009

Carolina Country






Mica and I are headed to North Carolina!! I accepted East Carolina University's offer to study in their doctoral program. I'll be studying medical family therapy which is an up and coming part of the marriage and family therapy field. Basically, I'll be trained to conduct research on topics involving health, illness, marriage, and family. Also, they'll train me to work with doctors in diagnosing couples and individuals who may be suffering mental anguish as a result of chronic illness and such. If you want more details, you'll have to call me!


Take a look at the campus. It's a beautiful place on the east side of North Carolina about an hour away from the beaches. There are about 25, 000 students that attend with the medical school being the most prominent program. The best part is that Greenville, the city we'll be living in, is about 6 hours away from the family! That's definitely easy enough for a weekend. Greeville is also an hour east of Raleigh which has an airport and a temple.

I had options to interview at Texas Tech University and the University of Georgia but decided to take East Carolina because they offered more financial support and had a nicer climate. I interviewed at the University of Nebraska which I really liked but was told that I was on a waiting list. That basically means that they liked me but decided to offer positions to other students ahead of me. :( Oh, well! Mica and I feel really good about going back east. We'll be there for at least two years with the chance of a third year. Thanks to all of you who prayed for us while I interviewed and while we made this decision together.

8 comments:

Tara and family said...

I am SOOOOOOO excited for you guys! My east coast sister!!! You guys will love it, every friend I know who has lived in NC absolutely LOVED it! I cant' wait to come visit you guys sometime! love you both!

Staci said...

I'm wayyy excited for you guys but also really sad that you are going so far away :(....but it will be so much fun flying out to see you guys though! That is awesome you aren't too far from the family either! Good job Matt you will do an awesome job!

Cherylann and Mike said...

Congratulations Matt and Mica! I bet your parents are excited that one of the kids has finally gone back closer to them. :)

Chris Martin said...

Congrats, bro! What an exciting step. I bet NC is gonna be incredible, you made the right choice. Try not to miss the mountains too much, though. Welcome back to the land of green hills:]

Lindsay said...

yay matt!! i know this post is pretty old now but i've been busy and haven't been able to post... but wow!!! good job! hopefully i can come visit you guys sometime when enos is too busy to have people around :)

The Lowe Family said...

uhmm..u DO realize this is about an hour from ME in Jacksonville, NC...right? So if ANY of the above people plan to come visit YOU...they better stop in and see me too...you freaks.

ugh...whatever.

Staci said...

hahahha jessica you crack me up. I didn't realize you were that close. I would come see you in a heart beat...get a pic w/ you and your autograph since im a fan of your blog hahah...i would also squeeze your lil baby!

Eloy and Andrea said...

Hey Matt & Mica!!! Congrats on the new big step! :) Eloy and I are going out to Utah for Conference. Hopefully we can meet up! :) Love ya guys!!