So, I'll admit, when I started this blog a few months ago, I had high hopes that we'd be pregnant by now. I created this blog to document our journey to parenthood. Despite the nagging fear that ours wouldn't be a quick journey, I'd hoped that I could be blogging about the joys of pregnancy by now. I think I subconsciously held off on posting here because it meant that we were actually on a "journey" and not a first, second, or third lucky try.
I'll also admit that I wasn't originally sure how to manage the blog plus the online communities that I've come to depend on so much during this journey. However, I think that what I've decided is that the blog is best for keeping family and friends up-to-date. Sure, I know that many will say that we shouldn't tell everyone that we're trying. And, maybe I'll learn that lesson by TTC #2. Right now, though, I )and we) really need the support of our friends and family. I'm not really sure how I'll let people know that the blog is here, but if we really are in it for the long haul (like we very well may be), I figure that the blog may end up save us from having to repeat everything to everyone everytime. And, eventually, people may start to ask how things are going anyway...we can just sent them here to catch up.
With those caveats out of the way, here are the reasons why I still think I need to write this blog...now more than ever.
1) Writing has always been cathartic for me. I'm really have a tough time with all of this and the emotional roller coaster that goes along with coming off BCP, too. Recent news only confirms that we are very likely at the beginning of what may be a long journey. It will require me to change my way of thinking on this and come to terms with some things I hoped I wouldn't have to. Writing may be one of the best ways for me to do that...so, here it will be!
2) The support I've received online from message boards to blogs has been invaluable! In fact, I'm fairly certain that I would feel rather alone and lost without it. I know there are some that think that exacerbates issues. However, when you are the only person you know going through something, it can feel terribly lonely. The internet makes that a most unlikely occurrence...there's almost certainly someone else going through the same thing, it's just a matter of finding them. I only hope that I can provide the same level of support I have received in these few short months!
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