Friday, February 27, 2009

Achieving a goal

I have always believed that if you want something you work for it. Hard work, good research, and perseverance can achieve anything. This belief got me all sorts of kudos-fancy degrees, fellowships, and awards. This is what I know and how I live.

But now I find myself wanting something that doesn't seem to fit into this nice account of how the world works. A baby. It seems so simple. The goal is clear. But I can't figure out how to get from here to there. If only I could get a degree in baby-making; I'm good at that. I feel like there is so much out of my control. So much I can't fix by working harder or smarter or longer.

This why I am starting this blog. To help me figure out how to deal with the long and difficult journey ahead of us on our way to parenthood. To get used to working through things I don't want but can't change or ignore.


  1. Yay Missy, so glad you're joining us in the blogosphere!

    I love your first post. It is so true - if only having a baby were as easy as achieving an advanced degree. You and I would surely have at least a Ph.D. by this point... :)

  2. Welcome to the blog world, Missy!

    I hope you enjoy blogging. I am enjoying it much more than I thought I would.

    I think we have all pretty much earned our Ph.D's in theoretical baby making, now it's time for the practical!

  3. I think this is great Missy. I can definitely understand the frustration although for me it stems from different issues.

    I hope things change soon so that you can at least feel like you have a good "game plan" and aren't being told to just take some more vitamins:(


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