Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Next Level: On Celebrating My Path

There's a theme that's been brewing in my head for weeks now and I'm trying to capture it in this post. In many people's lives, "the next level" is the way to go. Graduating from school, graduating from university, getting a job, getting a promotion, getting engaged, getting married, getting pregnant, having children, your children's graduation, your children's wedding day, becoming a grandparent and the list goes on. And it's only natural that many people who know you will celebrate your "next levels". 

I think that's one of the many losses in this childless-not-by-choice path. At one point in time I felt stuck because it felt like I couldn't go on to the "next level" (in reproduction) that precludes so many "next levels" and celebrations of life. But you know what? I've survived infertility without children at the end of my road and it's a cause for celebration as well, so I'm going to celebrate it today. :-D

I'm celebrating my infertility scars because they're proof that I've learnt so many important lessons through my infertility journey and I bet that there will be many more important lessons in the future and I'm excited to learn anything else that life wants to throw my way. :-D

I'm celebrating my life and my path, because this is the only life that I have and this is the path that I've chosen and that I have no regrets.

I am celebrating my life because - no matter what - I do matter. :-D



  1. You absolutely matter! I'm not religious, but I love that saying that god only gives you what you can handle. Us infertile women are so damn tough, and I consider myself to be in the best company!

    1. THANKS, Dipitie! I'm also honored to have met you wonderful infertile ladies in the blogosphere. YOU LADIES ROCKKKK!!! :-D

  2. Yes, Yes, Yes!!!! It is so wonderful to see these words of celebration! :):):):):)

    I have some thoughts brewing in my brain that are similiar to this as well. No doubt that will emerge as posts sometime soon. Now you've got me really thinking about these levels as well. Thanks for stimulating my thought process. I do love that!!!

    Much love to you

    1. Hey, you've also stimulated my thought process many times, Annie. :-) Let's celebrate together! :-D Looking forward to reading your posts. :-D


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