May’s ICLW


This is my first time participating in the International Comment Leaving Week (ICLW). I found Stirrup Queens‘ blog and everything that is attached to it about a month ago and it has been great! I am so glad I found this online community. It has been such a relief and comfort to finally find so many others out there like me. Before I found Stirrup Queens I was really feeling low and like there wasn’t anyone out there like me. I know that isn’t so, but when you don’t know anyone who is truly going through what you are going through, this is such a lonely path. I have belonged to other online communities before (, for example), but have since left them for one reason or another. This community though, I feel it has so much to offer me right now and I hope to stay put.

I just recently shared condensed blog post about my TTC timeline and you can find the longer version from the tabs at the top. So I won’t go into that in this post. But, while out fulfilling my ICLW duties today tonight, I did see someone had posted some confessions about themselves and I liked it, so I’m going to copy her.

Some confessions of me:
– I really enjoy getting to the end of a product, such as finishing a whole tube of chapstick, using a pen until it is gone, using the last of the dental floss.

– I collect my cat’s whiskers when I find them laying around. I never pluck them from the cat!

– I am American by birth and Finnish by application/naturalization.

– I don’t really miss living in the USA, but I do miss my family some. I just wish they’d contact me more instead of me being the one to initiate calls and such.

– I love my husband dearly and I will spend my life with him, but I’m not sure if he is my best friend. And I feel guilty about that sometimes.

– For years, I would collect my used contact lenses in a little jar thinking that I would turn it into an art project called “lost vision”. I just recently threw it away and then this weekend when I was at the Night of the Museums, I realized that my ‘vision’ wasn’t so far out there.

– I never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up (I still don’t). I started out college with art classes, but I never really felt that I was an artist, but more of a crafts type of person. I ended up getting a degree in International Business. I don’t see myself as a business person either. How much farther can you get from one ends of the job spectrum to the other?

– I’ve won gold in a Taekwon-do competition for my belt level & weight class.

– I love love love reading. Especially Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, vampires and other horror (not scary stuff though) sci-fi, fantasy and fiction. But I must read books in order. Nothing drives me more crazy than reading books out of order.

– I am easily annoyed, just ask my husband. LOL (edited to add some examples of what annoys me: repetitious noises (ping ping of the computer each time someone in the office does something or the damn baby seagulls on the building roof next to us going “peep peep peep peep peep peep” 24/7), someone chewing their gum like a cow, etc)


6 thoughts on “May’s ICLW

  1. Happy ICLW!! I look forward to following you on your journey! 🙂 you're easily annoyed?? me too!!! I like you already! hehe 🙂 *big hugs!

  2. I'm so glad you're doing ICLW, this is my second time and it has really been a great experience to find others out there going through the same thing. First of all I laughed after your first confession! I'm the same way. I actually get excited about it and in a weird way it makes me feel good!My family lives eight hours away and I'm the one always making the calls since they claim I'm too busy! Very annoying!I love reading too! I started to read Outlander and only got through a couple of pages. I have to give it another shot.

  3. Thanks, Diana! So great to hear I'm not the only one easily annoyed. :DCyndi, isn't it funny to get excited about using something up? Then you have to go and buy a new one and start all over! lol I'm especially excited when I use a chapstick to the end, because it always seems that I lose them before I can use them.Do try Outlander again! The first 50pages are the most boring, but necessary for the plot. I've read the series twice and will read it again and again. I'm in love with the main male character.

  4. Happy ICLW!! Love the confessions list and nice to see that I'm not the only one that loves getting to the end of a product. Can't wait to follow alongICLW #12

  5. Welcome to ICLW. I am participating for (I think) the 4th time. It has been a great source of support and information for me. BTW: I'm Finnish by blood. My grandparents immigrated from Finland as young kids.

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