National Infertility Awareness Week is April 22nd to 28th…right before Mother’s Day. I’m sure that isn’t by accident. For anyone who’s been affected by infertility, this holiday is one of the toughest. Living with infertility is certainly nobody’s choice. It’s one of those curveballs in life that gets thrown at you. One out of eight couples faces this challenge every day.
Getting those constant comments from family about “When are you going to get married?” or “I’m ready to have grandbabies,” puts on the pressure that being single is not okay.
What if people approached you with encouragement and validation for having patience while finding the right person for you? Wouldn’t that help diminish the shame and feelings of inadequacy for being single?
Personally, this phrase makes me cringe for many reasons... but mainly, because I stand by the steadfast belief that we are all imperfectly perfect as we are.
Sometimes there may be different things blocking us from being our best selves, but I think it is a tragedy to buy into the belief that we need to reinvent ourselves in order to be acceptable to others, or to ourselves even...