I am walking on sunshine right now — I just completed my Master’s! (And we watch way too much Star Wars at the house, if you hadn’t already figured that out.)
Days like today, I wonder whether the struggle to get pg is worth it all. When I think about how much work it was to complete this degree, and then think about doing this again (with a PhD) with kids, I wonder whether I’m out of my mind. I was thinking about my future this morning, and I know I want to advance my career. But how can I go into another company with no track record and ask for all the time and flexibility I need to handle bi-weekly doctor’s appointments? If I go that route, it’s entirely possible that we would have to suspend treatment for months, if not years. And then you have the advantages of living without children: sleeping in on the weekends, leaving for the weekend, going out to dinner on a whim, the money to spend as we please, etc. Those things all have their appeal. I really do wonder, how much of this am I willing to go through? How much am I willing to give up to have a child? How much is this worth to me?