Hi there! If you’re new to the blog, feel free to poke around and check things out. Lots of info about me, this blog, and my interests are scattered all about. The About Keiko and Important Posts are good places to start. Also, make sure to check out the other folks participating in this month’s ICLW.
Briefly: Hi! I’m Keiko. *waves* Welcome to my blog. And yes, that’s my real name and face everywhere. No more hiding. I’m infertile, big whoop internet. Moving on…
I’m Jewish, I’m half-Japanese, I’m a video gamer, blogger, scrapbooker, wine snob and I freakin’ love food, I’m seeing a nutrionist with my husband b/c we love food a bit too much, I’ve got POF and Hashi’s, and we’re decided to adopt in lieu of pursuing ART. While it’s hella more expensive, I’m a huge chicken when it comes to medical stuff and I’ve been through a lot in the last year, so I’m just not up to more needles and doctor’s visits. We hope to get the ball rolling on finding an agency within the next 3-4 months from now.
I’m just a month away from being a first-time Auntie and I can’t wait to meet my neice. She’s the first grandchild in my family, and she is going to have the best Mom and Dad ever, my sister “Otter” and my BIL “Thor.”
I participate in this awesome thing called The Red Tent Temple Movement. I go to the Salem, MA chapter the first Monday after every new moon with a good friend of mine, “Honeybee.” It is restorative, empowering, beautiful, and helps me to maintain my sense of womanly cycles since I don’t get them anymore.
I made an award-winning short film last month chronicling my experience with infertility (click the What If? Video link above or to the right for more info) that has completely shaped and changed what I want to be when I grow up. Currently, I work in higher education. I’ve been living in a student residence hall for 3+ years now, and I’m kind of done living in a dorm. I’ve discovered that health advocacy is my true calling, as I’ve learned since making this video and seeing its impact. I’m at the right point to transition out of my current career field and into another. I’m currently looking for health advocacy opportunities in the Boston Metro area for an immediate start. Got any leads? Shoot me an email (on the Facebook badge on my right sidebar).
Also in the spirit of advocacy, I’m creating a network of Massachusetts-based infertility bloggers. Do you live in Massachusetts and blog about infertility? I’d love to get to know you. Check out this post for more info on how you can join!
Other things… I turn 28 on Tuesday, May 25th. I’m feeling a lot better about my approaching birthday this year than I did last year. That’s saying a lot, because I don’t normally get all excited for my birthday. This year? This year we’re going to The Melting Pot. I’ve never been, and boy howdy – do I love me some cheese.
Last month, I made Iron Commenter. This month, I’m turning the tables: 7 days = 7 posts. I’m going to try and post every single day for the entire week, so stop back each day to see what’s new!
Welcome and thanks for stopping by. If you feel so inclined, feel free to follow this blog*, follow me on Twitter, or friend me on Facebook. I’m looking forward to meeting and connecting with new folks to my blog! *If I hit 200 followers to this blog before the end of ICLW, I think I’ll have to throw my first giveaway, so spread the word!