Thursday, May 16, 2013

My "lot in life"

Day 16: Something difficult about your "lot in life" and how you're working to overcome it.

Really? I don't think I have much to bitch about. Of course I still DO, but that's just whining.

There was a time when I would have talked about infertility. (And looky, I'm still going to - woohoo!) Aaron and I were very young when we got married (21 and 23) and we intended to have kids, but that didn't quite work out. We opted against treatments and figured "if it happens it happens; if not, we'll deal." We were open to the idea of adoption but eventually we decided that our life together was just fine and we're very happy where we are today. I'm not going to pretend that was an easy journey. There were tears and anger, but I don't feel any kind of loss now. It's all good, and we love to bribe spoil our nieces and nephews, fully expecting that they will take care of us in our old age. (Kidding, kind of.)

The thing that weighs heaviest on me right now is something I've been talking about a lot throughout this challenge, and that's my job/career/livelihood. And frankly, I just need to kick myself in the ass and make a change.

In the meantime, I'm just cruising along, enjoying life!

Confessions of a Gila Monster

PS - Tomorrow is Put on Purple Day for Lupus Awareness. I'll be wearing purple to support my friend Marla and all those who suffer from this nasty disease. Join me!


  1. I'll be wearing purple too! Just put it as my fb status actually.

    Carmack Companies needs to be reality.

  2. Ugh, Gwen. I wish Shawn and I could make up our minds about kids. We both just keep putting off the decision, but I do realize I don't just have forever to toy with it.

  3. You and Aaron are my heroes. I'm going to show your postto Steve tonight. I think we are slowly but surely coming to that same conclusion. <3 <3

    Thanks so much for the shout outs! <3 <3

    And thanks for donating to my best blonde dude <3 <3

  4. I'll be wearing purple tomorrow too (for MarlaJan, another blogger friend, and a family member)!!!!

    Sorry to hear you were unable to get pregnant. I'm glad you have nieces and nephews to spoil. I do too and it is SO much fun.

  5. I'm sorry to hear of the rough road you and Aaron have been on together... I'm so glad you DO have nieces and nephews to spoil :)

    Jobs weigh heavy on me too woman..... hang in there and keep cruisin'


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