Sunday, October 11, 2020

Four Years Here

I started writing this blog because I needed an outlet. I also needed connection with other women like me. I read TTC boards for many years. Then I switched to reading IF blogs for a couple of years. Then I decided to start writing myself. 

I was very nervous about writing on the internet, especially in a public space. But I was also out of ideas and I desperately needed an outlet where I connected with women whom I understood, who understood me, and who helped me understand myself better. 

It is more difficult than anyone can ever imagine to be a woman in this world who wanted to be a mother and raise children but didn't get to.

So, four years later, this little blog and I are still here... Chugging along... 

The immense personal and global changes that have occurred since my first post here were unpredictable. For me anyway. I did not foresee my divorce or the pandemic. However, my experiences with infertility helped prepare me to deal with both. Life sure as shit doesn't go as planned.

So in reflection and celebration of four years of blogging my innermost personal thoughts and experiences in what I hope always remains an anonymous, yet relatable, space, here are four of my favorite posts from my first year of blogging. None of these posts garnered very many reads, but I like them anyway so I am resharing.

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This super short post ends with an all-time favorite quote of mine. 

This post recaps my 2016 and reminds me of how far I've come.

I just plain like this post. I hope I never stop running my mouth and speaking my mind.

This post about an article I read on resilience really applies to the present moment.

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If you are a reader, thank you very much for reading.

If you are a fellow blogger, thank you very much for writing.

Thank you, thank you, thank you all. From the bottom of my healing heart.

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6 comments:

  1. Congratulations on four years of blogging, four years of growth, and four years of wisdom. Brava! I love all of those posts - the quote was I think new to me, but it's really got me thinking.

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    1. Thank you! Growth is hard, but wisdom is awesome.

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  2. Congratulations on four years of resilience, of remaking yourself, of putting yourself and your wisdom out there! I am grateful for your presence and look forward to all you continue to say and share!

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  3. I am a reader and a fellow blogger :)

    Congratulations on four years of writing. And - as Jess beautifully put - on four years of resilience, of remaking yourself, of putting yourself and your wisdom out there!

    sending lots of love from sLOVEnia,
    Klara

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