Hi everyone! Nice to meet ya. I've loved the idea of becoming a mama since I was about 12 years old and the longing has gotten pretty strong over the past year. DH and I have been together for 2.5 years and married 1 year. We both want kids (although he is a lot more relaxed about the whole thing), but want to pay off my student loans and save about $10,000 before TTC. I kid you not. So most likely we will start around summer/fall 2013. Even though the wait is frustrating, none of my friends have kids or are even close and it would be so nice to have that community. We have, however, found a name we love: Aspen! Also Willow and Madrone.
Where do you live?
My DH and I just moved to a small island in the San Juan Islands with no amenities (think year round population = 11). It is beautiful, peaceful, perfect... and brings with it a host of interesting challenges regarding work, getting essentials, support network, etc.
How many kiddos do you want?
Probably 2. I don't know what I would do with out my sister.
Do you have any hobbies?
Dancing! Trained in ballet, jazz, and modern. Love contra, swing, and blues too.
What do you do as a job?
I've spent the last year nannying for infants and teaching dance (since my college graduation). Now that we've moved I am currently on the search for something new. Maybe a boring full time job that pays lots of money so I can save up for my own future LO.
Any non-crunchy confessions?
We use a lot of ziploc bags and then throw them away instead of washing and reusing. Ack! We have a ton of pyrex so I need to start using those more consistently.
Do you have any pets?
A 1 year old puppy named Widget. Waking up in the middle of the night to let him out to pee is great practice!
Do you have anything stashed away for your future kids?
1 pair of penguin socks, 1 onesie bought at a fair, 2 onesies and 2 swim diapers and 1 dress I got handed down from a client.
Swiss chard! I love me some vegetables.
What brought you to MDC?
My mom had a subscription when I was little and I just kept reading.
Except for 5th grade (which I spent in public school) I was educated solely by my mother and then, ages 12-18, I unschooled using books, family-friend-tutors, life experiences, college classes, etc.
How old are you?
22 (DH is 33)
What are the best ways you've found to fulfill your mama-longings?
Well what doesn't help is taking care of other people's adorable children almost every day. :) I think what's helping me right now is focusing on working and saving money...and stalking DDCs every day. :)