Hi All –
Wanted to remind those of you in the IF community about Justine’s #MoreThan1in8 project over at Ever Upward. She’s asking for our photographs and stories of surviving and thriving that she’ll compile, in some surprise way I hear, for National Infertility Awareness Week. Which is next week already!
I submitted mine a little over a week ago. I wrote whatever came to mind (shocking, I know) and focused more on the survival aspect as I myself have barely entered the thriving part. I sense I’ve got a ways to go before that takes hold.
Like Justine I do believe we have power and voice in numbers, and that it is past time for us to be seen. So if you are in the place of being ready, have your submissions in by this Friday the 22nd.
My writing this week comes in a few parts, so buckle your belts and off we go……
Musings of an Easter Scrooge
“Cover your left nostril with your right hand ring finger. Inhale to the count of five through your right nostril. Pause for one. Cover your right nostril with your thumb, release your ring finger from your left. Exhale through your left side to the count of five. Pause for one. Inhale through your left side to the count of five……”
I’ll never forget the first time I was instructed to pause between the inhales and exhales of my alternate nostril breathing. The suspension, for me, was unquestionably luxurious. I thought I had been introduced to a utopia of sorts, where neutrality and all else that is coalesced, emerging as the perfect cocktail.
In my current life, I’ve been having a decent stretch lately. I have regained some of my ability to see into the future, at least a few months into it anyway. What an oddity to have my future vision yield something besides dull blobs of blankness. I’m slightly busy again, busy for the first time in six years with something other than baby making, surviving and grieving. And more importantly, it seems I’m actually ready to be. (more…)