I started this blog in a sort of anonymous way, a way of dealing with the whole infertility and IVF process. And I’ve “met” a whole lot of interesting people who are going through similar yet different things. It’s been a comfort to me even though I haven’t been doing this very long… I feel like I can actually discuss it here in a safe space – rather than with all my friends who have babies or think that I’m just too busy being a career woman to try.
One thing I’ve noticed is that people put a lot more on the About Me section than I have done! I think it was because I was trying to be a bit more anonymous (I’m paranoid about my work finding out – they’re about as child/woman friendly as, well… They’re not). And as it turns out I recently discovered that my ex husband is a rather prolific blogger. There’s no reason he would come across my blog as he doesn’t blog about infertility (his blog is actually really lovely but I don’t want to link to it for obvious reasons). So forgive me if I’ve maintained a little bit of anonymity. I’m not at all anonymous in other parts of the web so I guess I’m worried that it will put me “out there”, infertility and all! I don’t think I’m ready for that yet.
The thing is, people’s About Me sections have really made me want to find out more about them. So I think maybe that section is a bit more important in engaging with the community than I first thought! (I’m brand new to blogging, so I don’t know these things!) And I’ve really appreciated people who’ve put themselves “out there” and shared their experiences. I think there’s something really valuable in that. Being able to open up and talk about these experiences and feelings as been a real comfort to me. I guess I usually don’t define myself by infertility so I’m still getting used to that label and this IVF experience.
Anyway, I’m currently laid up very lazily due to the egg harvesting a few days ago, but as soon as I’m feeling better I will make attempts to update my About Me section!