Hi there, my name is Christina and I live in San Antonio, TX and work for a Fortune 500 company in HR Recruitment. I am new here and really excited to find a specific WTT board! I've been lurking for about a week now and thought I should introduce myself. Previously, I posted to the Nest message boards but deactivated my membership last Friday after some girls literally made me bawl my eyes out; their responses were so harsh. Thank God I was already home when I read it. I truly hope my experience here is better. I've read so many posts and you are all so supportive no matter what the situation (verses being completely judgmental like at the nest), so I look forward to talking and sharing my experiences with you.
A little about me: I'm 30 and DH is 32. We met my first semester in college, so we have been together for around 12 years. In 2007, we just made things "official"… it took me over 6 months to agree to change my last name… haha. ;)
I finished my MBA with a Human Resource Management concentration last year and he is currently finishing his BFA in Design Communication; however, because he works FT, he only takes 2 classes per semester. I'm not sure how long it will take for him to finish, but the last time we mapped out his classes, it was going to take 6 years!! He was only taking 1 class per semester at that time and I honestly refuse to wait 6 years to start trying for kids… but I do know that we won't be officially trying until he walks the stage. After we saw it would take 6 years, he started taking 2 classes.
In the meantime, I'm trying to further my career, so I will be testing for my PHR license (prof. in human resources) and hoping to move into another role soon thereafter. We're currently paying down debt - we're done with one credit card, 2 to go. :) I also could stand to lose some weight, so I could focus on that, as well. I'm just terrible at losing, but I'm great at maintaining.
In my head, waiting for DH to finish school and doing other life "prep" makes complete sense. But when my *want* takes over, I think about the fact DH and I are last to do everything amongst several of our friends - get married, buy a house, and we will be last to have kiddos. It bothers me slightly because I am already in my 30s; but also, my parents are older (they were 30 when they had me) and I really want my kids to know my parents. (I did not get that chance.) My bestie is expecting her first in late summer, so reading her emails is like "pouring more salt" - and sometimes I feel sad because I know it will take forever for me to get there… *if* I get there! I put a ticker down for when we will TTC, but it's just a frivolous date. We'll see….
Anyway, that's me in a nutshell. ;) Have a great day!