Huge silver linings

In recent weeks I have received comments on my blog that have really touched me. Validated the hell out of me. I hear how my words help you—and that helps me! It’s this magical, super-positive support loop, and I am extremely grateful.

Thank you. One of the very best things that has come out of this experience has been connecting with you.

I know, now, that I want to write a nonfiction book (or two) related to this experience, because the responses I have gotten to this blog have helped me to realize how I can express all that I’ve gone through and researched and learned in ways that are most helpful to others. I also know I am moving toward making infertility, loss, and other journeys toward parenthood a main focus of my clinical practice as a social worker. Huge silver linings going on. Huge.

We met with a psychologist on Thursday who evaluated our readiness for donor egg IVF (she will send a report to RBA) and she and I talked about the ways I can get connected professionally to ASRM. Also, I am studying for the licensing exam right now and plan to take it soon—so perhaps I can begin to develop this aspect of my career sooner than I previously thought.

I have so much I want to write about! One reader requested that I write more about couple’s counseling, and I very much want to do that. I could dedicate an entire blog to what happened in that room with our counselor. But right now I have to get back to studying for that licensing exam—I’ll be lost in the books for a while. But I’ll be back soon.

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  1. Yay! I’m so excited to hear all of this! I will read any book, blog, article that you write. I can’t even express how your writing, content and writing style, moves me… no matter what the topic. I’m happy to hear that you like feedback because I’m usually a silent lurker, very shy on the internet, but I just couldn’t keep quiet about some of the stuff that has touched me. We are in the same profession too :-) Kindred spirits. Take care and I look forward to more of your writing!

  2. Kindred spirits indeed! It is so kind of you to say all of this. And inspiring. Know that if you’re feeling shy your comments always have a home here (: And thank you for all you write in your blog, too—I am just now taking a naughty break from studying and perusing it, so lovely!

  1. (Much) more on couples counseling | the unexpected trip

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