When Chiemi asked me to submit a few pieces for the conference, I chose the ones I thought would help people the most – you know more of the “how to” style. I also submitted this one entitled, “Who Are You?” It originally appeared on my blog on January 5th, 2015. That’s right when we started our FET cycle.
Often throughout the hustle and bustle of life, we forget to pause and take a second to remember who we are. That’s what this post is about. Enjoy! ❤
Yes – YOU!
I know you have been feeling…
You are so much more than a diagnosis.
Infertility affects you. Don’t let it define you.
You are a brave soul who puts her dreams at the forefront of her life.
You are a wife, lover, daughter, mother, sister, friend.
You are an athlete, painter, writer, singer, expert knitter or whatever other activity lights your fire.
When you aren’t sure you can go on…
Take a moment. Sit in the sun.
Think of YOUR happy place from before
the timed intercourse
Wrap your arms around your body and give yourself a hug.
You are strong. You are brave.
This journey tests your limits, but also helps you get to know yourself better.
You may change. You may not recognize yourself at times.
If that happens, take a deep breath.
Ok, take 3 deep breaths.
Breathe in, breathe out.
When infertility feels like it’s running your life, take a step out of the dark.
Change your focus.
Go to a movie.
Take the dogs for a run.
Cuddle under the stars.
Bake chocolate chip cookies.
Forget the chaos of wanting to control something beyond your control.
Do whatever makes you happy.
Let your light shine.
Remind yourself who you are:
A beautiful soul who is worthy of love, joy and happiness.
Don’t life’s struggles steal that from you.
Stand on your own two feet and move forward
with courage, confidence, and even a lil’ swagger.
You are YOU. The only you.
That’s all that matters.