I've never tried so hard for something and failed so miserably. That is not part of my personality. I want something, I work for it, I get it...that's how it is supposed to go.
My life functions well in 4 year increments:
4 years of high school: check
4 years of college: check
4 years of graduate school: check
4 years of infertility: hell no!!!
I am currently starting my junior year in the school of infertility or at least while earning my minor in reproductive endocrinology. I'm pretty sure I flunked my freshman and sophomore year, but the fertility gods don't seem to care, they passed me through to my junior year anyway. Meanwhile, everyone else around me gets to graduate early.
Maybe my metaphor isn't exactly accurate, but it really does feel like school, right?
Your freshman year you're just learning the ropes, you know? Just getting used to it. Learning the lingo and just trying to sneak by without being noticed. You know the road ahead might be long, but essentially you're still excited by the prospects.
By your sophomore year, you're an old pro. You tease the Freshman because they don't really know what it's like, you know your smarter than them, you've even made a few friends on the way.
By your junior year, just just want to graduate already, you're done. You've looked at
Good god help me if I don't graduate before my senior year, I don't even want to know what that will be like.
God bless those of you who had to take graduate level classes in infertility, you're my hero.
If you graduated already, how's the real world treating you? If not, what year are you at?