Saturday, February 28, 2009


Joining blogland a few months ago was a huge step for me to connect with others dealing with IF and support each other on our journies. It is definitely something missing IRL for me. I am constantly amazed at how I can open my blogroll and have the feeling that I could have wrote those words at some point or another. I am forever grateful to have this outlet.

I have been "tagged" to share 10 Honest things about myself .I usually shy away from these types of things (get-to-know you emails, tags, etc.) but I am actually excited to have this opportunity, too! It has been great learning more about everyone else who has done this so far. Thanks Momsoon and A Good Egg!!

First, here are the rules:
1) Choose at least 7 blogs you find brilliant in content or design.
2) Link to these blogs and leave them a comment that they were tagged! The image above is your official award!
3) List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

So, I'm tagging the following blogs:
What to Expect When You're Not Expecting
Divine Secrets of the Infertility Sisterhood
The Infertility Journey to Motherhood
Our Life in a Nut Chell
Hopes, Dreams, and the in between
Adventures in Baby Making
Confessions of Infertile Myrtle

In no particular order, here are my 10 honest scraps!

1. Before I started my job 10 years ago working with children birth-3years, I was terrified of newborns! And ironically enough, now I just cannot wait to hold my own!

2. Since my teens, I have had reoccuring *bad dreams* about seeing an airplane crash (various situations, places, etc. ). I am never in the plane, just a witness. (anyone a psychologist?)

3. I am not sure domestic adoption is something I am interested in. I am terrified the child or the birth parent will want to reconnect one day - I do not think my heart could handle it. :-(

4. My bio-dad was killed in an auto-accident before I was 1-year-old....and I have never had contact with his family. My mom and I have NEVER talked about it. My aunt and I did, one time. For the most part, I am okay with it.....but sometimes, I wonder WHY? Why wouldn't his family want to know me?

5. I was in a physically and verbally abusive relationship with a jerk from high fact, we were engaged near the end of college (he proposed on vacation ~ how do you say "let me think about it" or "no" while on vacation???) ~ THANK GOD things happened that made me realize I had the strength to break-away..... Have never looked back ~ I was really stupid back then.

6. I always wanted to be an attorney ~ somedays, I wish I would have followed that dream.

7. For the past few years, I have wanted to get my MBA....but I have chosen to put that aside and focus on our TTC journey. (We cannot afford to do both at the same time!)

8. DH and I lived together for 5 years before we were married.

9. I have really not cared about my weight for the past 5 years or so because I *thought* I would be pg soon and it wouldn't, I totally regret this and hope to find a consistent workout routine, SOON!

10. I need a *change of scenery* ~ I love my job, but I want to move somewhere different!


  1. Thanks for tag! I will get to it this week! Thanks for sharing - I love getting to know everyone this way. #9 - DITTO!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing! I love reading every's honesty scrap. #4 made me really sad for you.

  3. awesome is amazing to read about each others lives- we certainly are strong people to get through some of the things life has dealt us. (#4)

    I feel overwhelmed by adoption as well, I try and remain open but truthfully, the whole process frightens me too.

    Change your scenery- we are!!! IF had our lives on hold for the last few years, and I kept saying that even tho I wasn't happy with work/ where we lived, if baby would come, I wouldn't care. Not too smart!

    Now we are getting our house ready to sell, looking at homes to buy back in Toronto (where we both lived before all this) and maybe by focussing on getting excited by life again, things will go better in the baby dept.!!?! Go for it.

  4. I loved reading your honest scraps. #4 is a tough one. I hope you get an answer to your Why? Thanks for sharing.

  5. Move to New Jersey (yeah, there is a rough 'opinion' of Jersey girls, but it's mostly a rumor). We have TOTAL infertility coverage here!!! It is one of the few states that has an actual mandate to cover IF treatments. There are a couple of other states too. It's disgraceful that it isn't mandated for the entire country, but thanks to people like the octuplet idiot, infertiles still suffer from the judgments of those who are ignorant. We have really nice beaches too. :)

    I hear you on the weight gain and not worrying 'cuz you'll be pregnant soon thing. I thought about that every time I ordered a Quarter Pounder. Reading Skinny Bitch cured me though. Check it out! Very persuasive. And, thanks for following my blog. I feel so special when someone new joins. :)

  6. This was fun! Yup - totally can relate to the weight thing...and the change in scenery. Also can really relate to #3.

  7. Great honest scraps! I completely agree with you on the domestic adoption thing- plus it is ridiculously expensive and apparently very hard to do! Why do they make it so damn hard???

    Oh and I remember in my 20's I never imagined I'd really want a baby one day - either I didn't think about it or I thought I wouldn't want one...don't I cannot even fathom that I was that naive or passive about it. (starting to wish I was more lax with birth control, can you imagine?). Oh well...

  8. Thanks for the tag!! Very interesting stuff...especially #9. Same here for about 2 years!

  9. Great post Angie! #4 sounds so're right, why? Maybe someday you'll get to meet his family... Love the honesty here!