- This delay of motherhood gives me the time to get a good start on my Professional Counseling hours.
- I am finishing up my LPC certification and am working on my clinical practicum now.
- My practicum location is 1 hour from home so a 2 hour commute twice a week is doable right now.
- Advancing my career is a priority for me. This happens to be the time that change is inevitable. I postponed a career change last year and that is a decision I second-guess regularly but the opportunities that have come my way since have been very inspiring.
- My husband and I have really banded together during this time and have grown so much.
- We are stronger, better communicators, and no longer succumb to the fear of the argument that once caused us to sweep lots of things under the rug.
- As a psychotherapist I feel very passionate now about advocating for adoption, PCOS awareness, and the therapeutic benefits of counseling specifically in areas related to fertility. Having a personal testament to a struggle definitely opens my eyes to a world that was not on my radar before.
- At the end of this year I will be the wonderful age of 33, I find my self constantly thinking about how old I will be when my child turns 18 years old depending on the age at which I get pregnant.
- The pressure to have children is profound. Not only do I think about it often, it is the basis for many of the conversations started by loved ones, friends, and family members.
- The baby boom is not over and every few months there is another announcement of pregnancy that reminds me that I'm still am not a mother.
Seeing that I listed 3 items in each category I guess my glasses aren't as rosy as I would like to believe. But I choose to dwell on the positives.