I know I feel like a cliché, but here we are. To make matters worse my reasons for starting the blog are fairly selfish. Turns out trying to conceive brings up a lot of feelings and thoughts. And for someone who doesn’t like to talk about her feelings that’s hard. Writing is my therapy, so this blog is my outlet for all these thoughts and feelings. So many feelings. Ugh.
I had actually started thinking about starting a blog before our fertility issues became apparent. We made a sea change* roughly 11 months ago and so I had vague ideas about writing about that. I even got around to setting up this blog but I never actually got around to writing anything. Not long after we moved I started a new job so was suddenly much busier, and while we love our new life by the coast it didn’t really seem remarkable enough to be sharing with the internet.
We started seeing a fertility specialist this year and that sort of took over my life. It definitely took over my thoughts. So it made sense to change the direction of my not quite existent blog. And suddenly I had lots of things to write about. Some of it kinda gross and weird, and some of it more serious.
This blog won’t just be about our fertility journey, but will cover other things I’m passionate about and other things happening in my life.
Like our cat Garfunkel. I imagine she’ll make frequent appearances because she’s the greatest.
And there will be lots of posts on women’s rights and women’s health issues aside from fertility. I work for a women’s rights organisation and am a proudly out feminist. My fertility struggles have also made me more aware of taboos around women’s health like periods, and even fertility and I’m interested in starting a broader conversation about this.
There will probably also be a fair bit of swearing.
Essentially I’m writing the type of blog I would like to read in the hope that it will resonate with other people. This blog will also hopefully also bring a fresh, or at least different, perspective on infertility and all the shit that goes along with that.
Thanks for sticking through my first blog post. The aim is to make them weekly, but we’ll see how we go.
*An actual SeaChange – we live in the place where the classic late 90s Australian TV show SeaChange was filmed. Diver Dan be still my beating heart!