On this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world’s first baby to be conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF), was born to Lesley and Peter Brown in Manchester, England. The Brown family faced intense media attention regarding the ethics and legality of the experimental and revolutionary procedure. IVF has become so common that there have been over 5 million babies born this way in the past 36 years.
"I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can."
I may or may not have freaked out about the fact that I will be starting law school very soon, but as is always the case my family made everything better. My most amazing dad reminded me this week that I have a tendency to see greatness in others but not myself, and also that the people who matter will never judge me based on my success or failure! On the contrary they want me to throw myself out there, go big, and follow my own path…never have I felt more blessed. My family isn’t perfect but in moments like this it sure does feel like they are!