About Me

“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.

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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.

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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.

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3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hang in there!!!! Please:) I’m right there with you with all of this and I promise it gets better. You are doing the absolute best thing you can do by going to Dr. H. I understand the whole standing still feelings but soon enough it goes away…..I never thought I’d make it to Omaha and here we are on our connecting flight. I don’t know much of your story, as I just saw your post on my blog. but, I encourage you to stay hopeful with me…you are not alone! And I would suggest a new blog and starting a new. I started mine and no one in my personal life but my husband had access to it and it has been such a positive thing in my life. There are so many wonderful inspiring people who I have met and they have completely changed my outlook on things, ad cheesy as that sounds. gotta run to connecting flight but keep in touch and you have a new blog friend in me:) have faith friend!!! For u and me!

  2. Hang in there!!!! Please:) I’m right there with you with all of this and I promise it gets better. You are doing the absolute best thing you can do by going to Dr. H. I understand the whole standing still feelings but soon enough it goes away…..I never thought I’d make it to Omaha and here we are on our connecting flight. I don’t know much of your story, as I just saw your post on my blog. but, I encourage you to stay hopeful with me…you are not alone! And I would suggest a new blog and starting a new. I started mine and no one in my personal life but my husband had access to it and it has been such a positive thing in my life. There are so many wonderful inspiring people who I have met and they have completely changed my outlook on things, ad cheesy as that sounds. gotta run to connecting flight but keep in touch and you have a new blog friend in me:) have faith friend!!! For u and me!
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  3. I am here in Omaha. i am seeing Dr. Garnett, a doctor trained by and working with him. I have surgery scheduled in Sept. I didnt realize he was doing stuff with thyroid. I just got tests done by another dr and I need to start Cytomel (T3 only). Just wondering how its going for you. Thanks for posting.

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