“I’m a recently married graduate student trying to find my little place in this world, outside of a stop watch, experiments, and the never ending stack of papers on my desk pretending to be a literature review.”
At least, that’s how this blog started. I have a lot of random thoughts about a lot of random things and I’d like to try to remember them all. So I decided to write them down.
My husband was a graduate student too. We both were when we got married. We’ve been married for over 5 years now.
Its been a few years since grad school and honestly, what was once such a defining part of my life I often forget to mention in my 30 sec. elevator pitch about myself. But our “real world” still looks a bit different from the average couple. We left a pretty secure job in California to try out a fellowship on the other coast, so “settling down” still looks like a ways off. We also deal with sub-fertility in our marriage, meaning that, more specifically, it takes us longer than the 4-12 months an average couple takes to conceive. Discovering our sub-fertility and the spiritual struggles I’ve experienced from that have molded me into who I am today. We conceived our one son (an almost 2 year old) after treatment through the Pope Paul IV Institute in Omaha, NE and thank God we have been entrusted with his little life.
Things that I think are worth taking a second look at include thoughts on sub-fertility, diet and nutrition, gardening, marriage, NFP, knitting, and my Catholic faith. Although we have now added a little moonhead to this posse, we appreciate prayers as we discern what life looks like with sub-fertility.