Saturday, September 22, 2012

How did you get here?

I was looking for quotes to sum up how I was feeling one day, and came across what is now a special blog.  She knew how I felt and was putting it into words.  Over the next couple of up-to-late nights, I read and read and read.  There was laughter and tears, and lots of 'OMG she sounds like me' moments.  It was a great read, and I'm grateful to her for sharing her story.  I hope to one day introduce myself and hopefully gain a friend, but today I'm a chicken :)  Because of this blog, I've decided to try to put into my own words what I am feeling, who I am, and what I'm up to.  I'm not sure I'll be any good at it, but I'm certain you will tell me :)

I'm not a great communicator (it's a perpetual work in progress).  I do feel, however, that I'm better with pen and paper/blog and keyboard.  I can slow down, re-read, re-think and re-do.  It's easier for me to fully express what I want to say.  I like easier.  So, for these reasons, I would like to hopefully reconnect with some of those people that I have lost touch with and miss in my life in hopes that I can share the next stage of my life as well as the last.  Thank you to those of you who know who you are, I'm appreciative and thankful to the moments and memories we've shared and hope we can continue.

Another reason for the blog is that through the blog above I learned about a sisterhood.  One that women are not fighting their way to get in, but one that many are an unspoken member of.  And I am a member of that sisterhood.  Made up of those of us suffering infertility and/or loss.

I'm still not sure that I'll be able to put everything into words, but I'm going to give it my best shot.  Please be warned, that these discussions could be unpretty.  They're personal (anatomy and whatnots),  they're angry and jaded (attitudes are not pretty), and sometimes it's all about me (prone to selfishness and why me's?).  But you'll also get to learn about how I got here and where I'm going.  So, sit back, suck it up and deal with it.  If you don't want to, thank you for stopping by but we ask that you keep your opinion to yourself and continue on.  Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. I'm a new blogger myself, after a couple months of stalking others in the infertility blogging world. I also live in Oregon! It's nice to meet you via cyber space and ICLW.