1. Where did you come up with the name of your blog? There is nothing like being a 37-38 year old woman trying to have a baby to make you feel old, especially if you are going through fertility treatments. Most especially if you have a depleted ovarian reserve and the eggs you do have aren't very good. Thus, the name of my blog, Old Lady and No Baby.
2. You have the chance to be told 5 significant events that will occur in your lifetime (what will happen and when). Do you want to know and why? I really don't think I would want to be told. That would make me live my life differently and I'm not sure that is a good thing. The only exception to that is maybe knowing ahead of time when these babies of mine will be born, so I could make sure we are prepared and ready!
3. If you could do any job, regardless of money or talent, what would it be? I would love to be an assistant coach to a DI softball team that is a contender for the Women's College World Series every year. I don't really want the responsibilities of the head coach, but I would totally dig being an assistant coach and would LOVE being around that caliber of athlete on a daily basis.
4. What was your favorite Halloween costume when you were young? Oh my goodness. I have no idea. I know I had a witches costume one year when I was younger. In the 8th grade I dressed up as a punk rocker. In college I was a swamp monster. But no favorites. Those are just the costumes I can remember wearing!
5. Has infertility changed you? I don't think that IF in and of itself has changed me, but going through treatments the last few years most definitely has. I have a new appreciation and understanding of how strong I am. I never in a million years would have ever thought I could give myself injections, let alone doing them on a daily basis for so long. I never would have known how strong I could be, to emotionally work my way past the heartache of a miscarriage and then be GRATEFUL for that experience. IF treatments have given me the opportunity to relate to others in a new way. I have also forged some tremendous friendships with others because of this IF blogging community, which I am eternally grateful for.
6. What is your favorite thing about yourself? It's so hard to answer this type of question about yourself! My favorite thing about myself....Hmmm....I love that I'm athletic. I loved being able to compete with the boys when I was growing up. I could pretty much pick up any sport or activity fairly quick. I was a killer Wall Ball player. Nobody could beat me at Tether Ball. I played baseball with the boys until the 7th grade. In middle school P.E. class, I usually participated with the boys, rather than the girls class (they were at the same time). The boys were just....better. It's fun to be able to shine and be good at something, and sports was it for me. I was a three sport athlete in high school: volleyball, basketball, and softball, and I enjoyed all of them.
7. You can eat one thing every day for the next month. What is it? Funny, I pretty much CAN eat the same exact thing every day for a month and not get tired of it. If I like it, I'll stick with it. Now, is this question asking if I could ONLY eat one single item for every meal for a month, what would it be? My first thought, currently, is that it would be ice cream, but then that's not very nutritious so I should probably pick something else. I love fruit. I could eat pineapple every day. Or grapes or watermelon. Only problem there is that fruit doesn't have very many calories so I'd probably end up starving, not to mention the bathroom issues I'd probably end up with! So...how about I pick chicken enchiladas. I love them, and it includes all the macro-nutrients needed (fat, carbs, protein) to have a balanced meal :)
8. If you had a superpower, what would it be? Ever since I was a kid, I've always had the same dream that I could fly. It's one of my favorite reoccurring dreams, so I guess I should pick that. Not reoccurring every night mind you, but every once in awhile, like maybe once a year I have that dream of flying around.
9. Would you rather live one 1000 year life or ten 100 year lives? It depends on how good the 1000 year life is. That's an awfully long time! I think I'd probably choose the ten 100 year lives, especially if they could all be different. Wouldn't it be cool to live in a different place/culture for each of those lives? Or what about different generations? I would love to live through the early 1900's, especially if it could be on the Prairie, like Laura Ingalls Wilder.
10. What is your best piece of advice? Choose to be happy. Your attitude is a choice. It is definitely the hardest thing in the world to do, especially when you've been dealt a pretty crappy hand. But would you rather have that same crappy hand and be miserable, or the same crappy hand and be happy. Being miserable and depressed is really not fun. I've been there. I've had to work through some pretty tough stuff in my life. It does nobody any good to dwell in the misery though. Mostly it does YOU no good. Find the positive in everything. There's always something, you just have to look for it.