I started this here blog.
Happy Blogoversary to Me! Woot!
As with most projects that we embark on, my goal at the beginning was pretty narrow and one-sided: I wanted to bitch and moan about my infertility and just let out all of the nasty emotions that go with it in a safe, anonymous way. Of course, the longer I was at it, the more it evolved into something much more. The goal is no longer one-sided but multi-dimensional: talk about the emotions that go along with this crazy assed ride (yeah, that hasn’t changed), give inspiration to others on the journey, stretch out myself as a writer and try to make sense of it all.
And, I can honestly say that blogging has helped me grow as a person, as a writer and as someone trying to have children.
I think it’s pretty darn cool that one year later, not only am I still at it, but my blog has people(!) who read it (!) a lot (!) – wonderful people who take the time out of their busy lives to catch up on mine, and then provide me with wonderful support and compassion. My blog overfloweths and I thank each and everyone of you.
I do feel as if I should also pontificate on the fact that one year later, I still have no children or a viable pregnancy. If you had told me a year ago that this is where I would be, I would have been depressed. I would have secretly thought, but never uttered, that by virtue of starting a blog, it would just take a few more tries before I would get pregnant, as if the act of letting out my hot air would bring the stars into alignment and a baby into my uterus. Obviously, that didn’t work so well.
But, a year later, I’m ok with it. I’ve got a wonderfully full plate and I can very honestly say, that I am much happier now than I was a year ago. And, I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I have been blogging. It has taught me how to evaluate what I’m feeling, figure out the nut behind it and either tackle it or just throw into the pile of thoughts that are just too ridiculous for words (how dare she look so good in maternity wear?!).
So, it’s my One Year Anniversary and I’m still going bloggy strong. Yay me and yay you!
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