At some point (I don’t know exactly when but soon) we will be re-embarking on our (in)fertility journey. It’s been almost a year, and we are more or less ready. The physical, emotional, and financial scars have healed as much as they are going to heal. It is simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying, as these things always seem to be. I have done a lot of soul searching, thinking, wishing, meditating, dreaming and praying about this decision. It still feels right for us to pursue treatment (IVF). The day that it doesn’t feel right is the day we stop and examine our other options. But, for now, this is where we are at.
I blogged about IVF #1 after it was over. This time around, I am thinking about keeping a private blog for myself, and starting a new Twitter account where I can talk about all things IVF and infertility related. Sometimes I will pull posts from the private blog and post them on this blog. I think this is a good compromise, because, as I have talked about before, I prefer that this blog not be solely about infertility.
In terms of Twitter, I really miss Twitter and the wonderful community I became a part of a couple of years ago. It’s been awhile since I was truly active via my normal account. I still pop on every now and then and read my timeline, but I started pulling away before we started our first cycle of IVF. I can’t remember exactly why I stopped tweeting. I think it was a combination of feeling overwhelmed by my own life’s circumstances, and also feeling like I had a lot of Debbie Downer shit to say. So I kinda just slithered away.
For these reasons, I have decided to start a new Twitter handle where I plan on blabbing as much as I want about everything infertility-related and IVF-related. If you would like to follow along, my handle is @LifeandIVF. Again, this will be an account devoted to infertility and this new journey with (hopefully) some every day life stuff thrown in, too. I am definitely keeping my other handle. Even though it’s “on hiatus” indefinitely, I would love to get back to tweeting on that account at some point. I am just not sure when.
Thank you to the readers and friends who have stuck around over the years. I have learned so much from all of you, and I am forever grateful.
Here we go again.