Wednesday, July 7, 2010

You're Going Places

This award requires the winner to tell where she sees herself ten years from now.  In some ways, it could not have come to me at a more ironic time for me, as I recently have felt very stagnant and stuck.  I certainly haven't felt like I'm "going places"!  Anyway. . . .

A big thank you to Mrs. Green of Awaiting Our Green Bean for presenting me with this! 

In ten years:

  • In spite of everything I have written here and felt over the past two years, I still see myself as a mother.  It is not altogether clear to me at the moment how I will accomplish that goal, but that is still how I see myself. 
  • Since I will be 49 in 10 years, I see myself done with TTC, one way or another!  Hallelujah!!
  • I see myself still happily married to MM.
  • I see myself continuing to do some type of volunteer work which can positively affect people, either individually or collectively.  Not sure if this will still be CASA for me, but helping others gives my life meaning, and I can't imagine ever NOT doing it.
  • I see myself still practicing law, though I'm not exactly sure where I will be working or precisely what type of law I'll be practicing.  At least in this one area of my life, work, I've learned not to have too many preconceived notions of the future, so as not to close myself off to possibilities.
P.S.  I am working on a post to flesh out a little more fully our thoughts on donor egg IVF, such as why we would go this route at all and instead of using my own eggs, where/how we think we might pursue this option, and how we came to discuss this at all.  Stay tuned.


  1. I like this post. I think about the future a lot, but have a hard time thinking about 10 years down the road. I look forward to reading more about your plan to pursue donor egg IVF.

  2. It's good to have goals...looking forward to the DE post. We're on the journey to DE right now.

  3. Congrats on the award! I like the idea of looking 10 years ahead.

    Hope I didn't overstep the other day by adding my 2 cents about donor eggs. I guess, since it worked for us, I'm just an advocate!

  4. I hope that in 10 years you have children. I am looking forward to your DE IVF thoughts.

  5. I am very interested in hearing about your thoughts about IVF because I thought you and MM weren't considering it. Has someone suggested you go the donor egg route before trying IVF with your own eggs? Or are you just considering maximizing your chances with a single IVF cycle? (I apologize if I'm being too nosy.)

    I really like the 10-year outlook. I'm not very good at that kind of thinking ahead. You are going places!


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