I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July and that you got to relax a bit over the holiday weekend. The picture below is my view while relaxing in a hammock in my parent’s backyard.
On the 4th, my husband and I also put to rest a question that we’ve had for the last 8 years – we discovered that we don’t have access to the roof of our apartment building to watch the fireworks (no surprise there from a liability standpoint, but we’ve been wondering for a while). We also discovered that even from the 12th floor, we couldn’t see the fireworks that we were hoping to see.
Isn’t it funny that it took us 8 years to actually check to see if we could get on the roof? It didn’t take much time or effort to uncover the answer, but year after year we put it off. Sometimes we just don’t want to know the truth.
Truth can be scary, but it’s so important, right?
As I always seek to share with you from a place of love and not fear, I often struggle with how to share the things that are really important without making you feel overwhelmed or worried.
But here’s the thing, without the truth, you will find yourself even more overwhelmed.
You’ll be searching for answers and coming up with all sorts of information. The best-case scenarios may leave you feeling negatively about yourself if your own experience doesn’t live up to those stories. The worst-case scenarios may leave you feeling full of anxiety and worry when there is no need for it.
Finding this middle ground can be a challenge in and of itself, and I’m here to help you with that.
In a couple of weeks I am going to be opening registration for a free video series that is going to help you be able to embrace the truth with love and compassion.
For now, here’s what I want you to know that will help make this an empowered journey:
Focus on what you can control
Release worry around what you can’t control
Find ways to bring joy into your daily life (yes, this is important for fertility!!)
Remember to be patient and compassionate with yourself
When you start with these, you are setting the groundwork to accept the truths that will support you.
I’d love to know what you’re hearing or reading that brings up more fear than you want it to. Leave a comment and let me know, and I’ll try to address your concerns in these upcoming videos!
Peace, Love, and Wellness,
When I went through infertility I read everything I possibly could about the procedures, tests, results, studies and so on. At every appointment I’d walk in with a list of questions and my doctor would laugh and answer them one-by-one. It just gave me some small sense of control over the situation. As it turned out, we ended up finding a methodology that hadn’t been widely used in the United States and that’s how I stayed pregnant with my babies!
Jessica, that is wonderful! Having trust in ourselves and our practitioners is such an important part of this journey, and I am so glad that you had the courage to raise your questions with your doctor and that you had someone who was willing to listen and answer. What an empowering experience that must have been!