haha, I panicked when I saw this thread - I thought I'd missed it for days (which would be so typical of me). I'm glad I noticed it!
Originally Posted by forestmushroom
Where do you live?
What do you do (day job, profession, SAHM, etc.)?
How did you select your MDC name?
How many children do you have?
Ladies, ask away!
Sorry I totally dropped the ball on this and started it late! We'll have 2 threads at the same time to give Maryamrose a bit more time!
I live in beautiful Berkeley, California :)
I am a graduate student in evolutionary anthropology, and I'm also a teaching assistant. right now I'm TAing a class about the human life cycle, and we get to talk about evolutionary reproduction/infant needs, which is great.
my MDC name is simply my name (Maryam) + my favorite flower (rose). my grandfather owned a rose-farm in central Iran, and I have wonderful memories of the rose harvest (for rosewater). my late grandmother also had a beautiful rose garden in the backyard of the family home.
this will be my first child :)
Originally Posted by cristeen
How many kids do you want?
What is your life's ambition?
What do you want to be remembered for?
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I'm not sure, but I think two would be a good number. I've entertained the idea of having a very large family (6+ kids) but no more than 2 biological. I think we'd like to be foster parents at some point.
life's ambition: to be a visual artist of some sort, and to quit academia.
I'd like to be remembered for my patience and creativity. I want to be remembered as a reasonable person. beyond that, I don't really know.
there are so many places I'd love to visit, but right now I've been really interested in visiting Tajikistan. they speak another dialect of Persian there, so I'd be able to communicate with people. I'd also love to do research there and understand fertility decision-making during rapid environmental change (drought). I just think it would be a good perspective to have and it would allow me to deepen my understanding of a neighboring culture.
I've always wanted to live in Amsterdam. I don't know why exactly, it's always just sounded like a good idea. or maybe rural Montana. I've always wanted a little homestead. but I honestly love where we live now so much, I don't have too much of a desire to live elsewhere for a good long time.