“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ― John Lennon
When thinking about one’s life, rarely would I guessed or thought that I would still be uberly single in my mid 30s, let alone be childless, not pregnant, or even not married yet. I mean my own mother at the tender age of 33 had 4 children already. I realize that back in those days things were different, but as another birthday passes all of my education, travels, and knowledge of the world has left me wondering, where is my future going?
Maybe you have had similar thought about this topic. It is a tough question to ponder especially for the planner types, but the truth is the future is relatively unknown. Life happens while we are busy making plans, they say. Well what if you could control apart of your future … or at least control it better, no mater what actually happens in the future. Would you do it?
I am fortunate to grow up in a time period where real, solid options such as fertility preservation and egg freezing are options available for women. I am also even more fortunate that my career path has lead me to have an open mind and work within an industry that I not only love, but over the years has educated me about my own health and fertility questions. Those ideas may or may not be a foreign concept to you, but only a decade ago was not an acceptable possibility. Today technology and science are actually working together. I can’t help but think, why not take advantage of it.
I don’t claim to know all the secrets to life, but I have watched enough movies to know it does not turn out like the storybook happy-ending you see most Hollywood chick-flicks. No, the truth is that life … is tough. I do believe life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond. Life will knock you down; deal you a set of cards you never thought you would have to play; mother-nature can be cruel, but it can also be wonderful. How you respond is critical to what happens next and it all happens for a reason right? A series of events to lead you down a path for the ultimate purpose of your life. Well or at least we hope so!
The fact that you stumbled or found this blog today is no accident. I don’t believe in accidents. Everything that transpires is for a reason, I am sure of it. John Mayer said it best in one of his songs, “Someday everything will make sense. So laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”
Welcome to the blog where facing life choices, fertility, the future, and egg freezing does not have to be scary or difficult. I hope I can make all that muddy water clearer and make sense of it all. Everyone’s journey is unique, some get there faster than others, no judgments here, we all make our own choices. I just want you to know you have choices. I just want show you my perspective as one woman navigating through all things egg freezing and back to build a place and community to uplifts, encourages, and supports each other. So sit back, read on, chime in, tell me what you think, and see what the voice inside your heart, soul, and what your mind thinks about this journey.