Hi there! I'm Sarah and I'm a New England gal at heart but currently live in the beautiful state of Colorado where my need to climb peaks is extensively satisfied by the majestic Rocky Mountains. I began hiking when I was a little kid with my mother, who always insisted on getting us kids out into the woods. Little did she know that was the beginning of my love affair with the natural world.
My love of the woods grew year after year - from catching salamanders in the swamp by the house with my brother to hiking up the tallest mountain in Massachusetts and eventually seeking an environmental college degree. So with my Bachelor of Science degree in forestry and Master of Science degree in soil science under my belt, I marched off into the workforce to change the face of environmental science. After several temporary jobs in several locations (including 2 different countries), my husband and I landed in Colorado where we're both lucky enough to have great jobs in our field of work.
This is where our fertility journey begins (read the details of the beginning here) and where we continue to share our story. In a nutshell, my husband and I have been trying to conceive (or TTC in fertility lingo) since 2013 and continue to this day (although our expectations to expand our family naturally have been lowered). We just had our first round of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) after other treatments (like intrauterine insemination or IUI) failed and it was successful! I am pregnant with a baby boy due in November. It's important to note that my husband and I have always been open in sharing our story of infertility which is not usually the norm. There is a deep sense of shame and need to retreat when experiencing infertility and so many couples suffer in silence. Anyone who knows me, knows I don't really do anything silently. So here I take my stand to raise infertility awareness and the emotional, physical, and mental affects associated with it, all while I climb some of the prettiest peaks around the world (including the Tour du Mont Blanc - see my blog posts on Part 1 and Part 2 of the trek). You can follow me on Facebook or Instagram or bookmark my blog here as I post new entries every week!
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions about my fertility journey or if you want to share your own story. Meanwhile, sign up for my newsletter and get outside and climb some of your own peaks! Thanks in advance for reading!!!