Sometimes I think I'm writing the exact same thing over and over again. Disappointment.... Pain... Hope.... Learning.... Choices.....
I don't edit what I write. I generally post as soon as I think I've said what I want to say that day. I don't think ahead about what I am going to write. And I don't particularly think about an overall message or goal or how I'm coming across to my 'audience.' I feel pretty safe in spite of this because, hey, I've only told a handful of people I trust about this blog. As far as I know only close friends and family read this and I believe they know me well enough to see the bigger picture of me within the writing.
I myself read a lot of blogs and over the past two years I've found a lot of comfort in reading the stories and experiences of others who have struggled with infertility and written very eloquently about the same feelings I struggle with. Some of the best posts I've read were advice for the infertile, stories about personal journeys and choices, and about educating those around you so that you don't feel so alone in your experience and infertility etiquette. I don't think I've done much educating yet or even given a very full picture of my own experience, even with the blog. So I want to link to these amazing women (all now mothers - ah sweet hope!) to help share the bigger picture of this experience.
Thanks for reading!