Hi friends. I’m jumping on here this morning to tell you about a piece I wrote for SHAPE.com. It’s about our journey to baby. We learned a lot along the way and couldn’t be more grateful for where we are today. The article on SHAPE.com is the most personal piece I’ve ever written and my first essay that’s ever been published. #cuepanicattack
Part of me wants to pretend I didn’t write it and let it go as unnoticed as possible. Considering the fact that it’s already received a whole bunch of shares, I guess that’s not going to happen.
The truth is, as a writer, I feel a certain responsibility to share what I’ve learned with the hope that it could make a difference for someone else. Of course, everyone’s experience is completely different and most women will never face some of the challenges that I did. Still, the statistics show I’m not alone.
So while I’m pretty nervous about strangers, friends, and relatives (eek!) reading about this uberpersonal stuff (and talking about things like menstrual cycles and mittelschmerz…) if it helps or informs one person then to me it’s worth it.
Check it out on SHAPE.com if you desire. And stay tuned for my first trimester recap coming soon!