Resilience.

Resilience; a measure of how much you want something and how much you are willing, and able, to overcome obstacles to get it. It has to do with your emotional strength.   A word that I personally love, feel deeply connected to, or at the very least have learnt to appreciate during this journey of TTC to date. Resilience does not eliminate…

Easter Exploring

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter holiday, hopefully spent with your loved ones and also hopefully spent enjoying the glorious weather that we have been having! Ours has been spent together as a couple, enjoying the outdoors, taking in the sun, having some quiet down time and visiting family and friends. We…

Sunshine Blogger Award

I am honestly delighted and pleasantly surprised to have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Maggie — whom I’d like to thank, she is a lovely fellow blogger whose blog From Cave Walls I have always thoroughly enjoyed following and getting to read her uplifting, positive and relatable posts as well as engaging with…

Beachside Birthday

Another year older, hopefully wiser and a few more laughter lines gained. 28 doesn’t feel too bad so far! I’m starting this new year on the knowledge of my 27 years prior and in particular my last year of life – having learnt a little more about my true resilience. I’ve pushed myself in ways…

Amsterdam Sisters Trip

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths  and…

PCOS Positivity Part 5

It has been the longest time since I last did a PCOS Positivity post! Or any real fertility journey update related subject (other than how I’m focusing on enjoying the other aspects of my life) for such a long time now! Perhaps this is in part due to the fact that there hasn’t been much…

Elements

What can you do when elements of your life that you want and plan for aren’t currently happening for you? This is something that as a couple we have had to ‘manage’ for the last year and a half to date. If there is one thing we have learnt so far during this process it’s that…

The Gift of Life

The Gift of Life can mean different things to different people. For me as a women diagnosed with PCOS over 12 years ago, and 1 half of a couple facing infertility difficulties, the gift of life to me strums up ideas of the true gift of baring children. This of course is yet to happen…

Don’t panic, you didn’t take my baby.

OK I know the title is a bit of a strange one, please bare with me, this isn’t a tale involving kidnapping… Instead, please consider this an open letter of sorts to those of you reading this who may already have children / are currently pregnant with their first child and have never battled with…

A little more kindness, a little less comparison

Comparison and fertility are never a great duo. I felt the need to write this post following on from a conversation that happened late last year now…but really stems from multiple instances and interactions that have occurred during our time TTC. If nothing else it is an observation I am sharing, in hope that I…