My intern, Christie, wrote a personal essay about being a busy college-student and I absolutely love the truth of it all! I'm sure you can relate. I know I can as a new mom, entrepreneur and a sensitive-introvert who sometimes just needs some space and quiet time in between the busy-ness.
I think it's a good time of year to share because sometimes the summer can create even more anxiety. There is so much we try to fit in in a few short months while the weather is nice, especially here in the Northeast. There are lots of events and rushing around and we still have to work, do laundry, run errands, etc. It's not all sitting around at the beach, even here on Cape Cod!
When we returned from our family trip to California, it was time to begin the IVF process. (You can read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 if you'd like to read the struggles and journey to this big decision!)
Once we decided to take the IVF route, I felt a weight lifted off of my shoulders. I knew it would be emotional and difficult at times, but I wasn't going to be alone. My husband, John, was fully on board and we had close family and friends who prayed for us every step of the way.
All of that grief worsened when my period came. It was such an intense time in my life that really affected me moving forward. I remember crying myself to sleep quite a few times because of the heartache I felt and not knowing what to do. I really tried to trust and understand that there was a plan and I couldn’t control it all. But that wasn’t always easy.
Being diagnosed with SIBO, going through grief and fertility treatments.