My husband and I met abroad in London and spent our first date with a map and a camera, tooling around the city until the sun set.
That first excursion kicked off the next four years of traveling together to over 25 different cities around the world, while setting up temporary residency in London, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China; and Jakarta, Indonesia. When we had tired ourselves out of travel and transience, we moved back to our home country of the U.S.A. and settled down in one of our favorite international cities of them all: New York City.
One marriage and one move to Brooklyn later, we find ourselves facing our most interesting journey yet: bringing a healthy human into this world via IVF.
Although this endeavor is completely uncharted territory for us, I find solace in the fact that “preparing for newness” is kind of our thing. We are old pros at exploring and assimilating to new environments, learning the native lingo, and adapting to the local systems and customs. The other day I caught my husband – sleeves rolled up, brow furrowed – poring over the “IVF for Couples” book the same way I watched him study our “Welcome to Shanghai” guide eight years ago.
But mostly, I know that no matter where this new road leads us, we will do what we have done on every single journey together thus far: hold hands and jump in…feet first. I’m so excited to discover what we’ll learn about ourselves, and each other, along the way. Thanks for following along.