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Life Update. March 22, 2008

Filed under: Fertility,Life — Annette @ 4:17 pm

So, things have been interesting.

In learning more about fertility awareness and reading extensively (I can’t keep myself from ordering more and more books), I’ve begun considering a career integrating FAM and nutrition.  I’m beginning to investigate the idea of nutrition influencing cycles and fertility, because, after all, nutrition influences everything else in your body and it only goes to follow that it would also influence your cycles. 

(Oh yeah, and I’ve decided that I don’t believe in beating around the bush when it comes to fertility-related discussions, so consider yourselves forewarned.)

I made my first foray to this end last Monday by going to visit a director of a fertility clinic here in town.  Hence last post’s quote.  It’s amazing to me that medical professionals are not educated in fertility awareness, never mind adequately trained in it such that they could teach their clients.  It was a good learning experience for me, in that it helped me realize that, even when I’m talking to a professional in the fertility field, I can’t assume that they know what I’m talking about when I say “fertility awareness,” or that they have an accurate understanding of it if they do recognize the term.

I’ve thrown around the idea of getting a prospective diet record research study going to study the influence of nutrition on cycles, as well as some other FAM-related business ideas (reference: Proverbs 31 businesswoman).  Even if that never happens, I’ve decided I want to become a FAM instructor.  It’s somewhat of a difficult thing to accomplish in this country, as there is not really one central FAM organization in the U.S., but one way or another I will do it.  I think FAM classes would do really well in Columbia’s hippie counter-culture environment, and there are several places that I think would be interested in having classes taught through them.  So, there’s a lot going through my mind right now.

Not to mention that my current real job position expires at the end of June, so my career future is also hanging in the balance.  I’m not concerned that on July 1st I’ll be living on the street in a box, but it is challenging to be patient in my current no-responsibility superfluous position and wait to see what God is going to open up for me.  There are some possibilities which are being thrown around in my department, but right now it’s a waiting game.

Training for the half marathon is going well.  This weekend it’ll be a 9 mile run, so that should be fun.  It surprisingly hasn’t been that hard to build up to this point.  I’ve never felt like I was going to die or that it was a huge struggle to keep going.  I’m pretty happy with my progress.  The race is in two weeks.

Charlie and I were happy to have Leona come and visit us for the Sabbath a couple weeks ago.  We gave her the Columbia tour, including several (I do mean several) of Columbia’s fine restaurants.  I’m pretty sure she’ll never visit us again.

This week has been pretty busy for us.  On Wednesday we took off from work a little early and headed out to KC for a Rich Dad workshop.  It was motivational, more than anything, and strengthened our commitment to moving towards having money work for us rather than working for money.

It looks like we’ll be heading to KC again tomorrow to hang out with the KC kids and go to the Bodies Revealed exhibit.  I went to Body Worlds in Toronto a couple years ago, so I’m looking forward to seeing this similar exhibit and sharing my ridiculous passion for annettomy with my poor husband.

We both have freelance projects in the works (more on that sometime in the future), so I feel like I have a lot going on.  Or, at lot uncertainty, at the very least.

Either way, we are still loving being married, living in Columbia, walking to work, and I am appreciating Missouri’s more-temperate-than-I-am-accustomed-to climate.  We’ve been spared flooding concerns, but we did see quite a bit of it along the highway on our drive to KC this past week.

Those are my thoughts right now.  What’s up with everybody else?

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5 Responses to “Life Update.”

  1. dayzofrain Says:

    Hey you don’t know me as I am not a regular reader but I was just goin to suggest in in touch with authors (like of TCOYF) and see where they got their training, certification etc? If you’d like to delve into working with those going through infertility in conjunction with the diet–you could get ahold of the authors of “Unsung Lullabies”.

    I contacted them once through their website. They were very helpful and answered any questions I had within two days.

    I think its a great thing you are thinking of doing as sooo many women don’t have any idea what it means to be aware of their fertility much less what is actually involved in the way our bodies function.

    Lots of luck to you

  2. Infinity Says:

    Thanks for your suggestion! I have contacted the folks at the Fertility Awareness Network, FertilityUK, and a few independent fertility awareness instructors. I feel like I’m kind of making the rounds right now, so I’ll keep your suggestion in mind. 🙂

  3. Kerr Says:

    “Oh yeah, and I’ve decided that I don’t believe in beating around the bush when it comes to fertility-related discussions, so consider yourselves forewarned.”

    Oh, wow, good thing you told me this before I read all your other posts for the last few months. *whew*

  4. Infinity Says:

    Yes, I try to keep the sensitivities of my readership in mind.

  5. TheLioness22 Says:

    “We gave her the Columbia tour, including several (I do mean several) of Columbia’s fine restaurants. I’m pretty sure she’ll never visit us again.”

    Boy, did you give me the tour! You’ve obviously forgotten how crazy I am – I’ll most definitely visit again. 🙂 I think I’ll just have to let you know I’m coming about 2 months in advance, so you can scope out the restaurant scene, take some statistical data on “high traffic”/”low traffic” times, and then make reservations. 😉 LOL, J/K! See you in, what, a week and a half?


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