Thank you for helping me understand we’re more than this number.
Which also means my shamed silence is triggered more often. Even though my shame resilience has grown as a result of my practicing recovery.
As I meet more and more people in the infertility world, blogging or otherwise, I am finding myself comparing my story to theirs. I have always been uncomfortable with the TTC (trying to conceive) timelines. I am especially uncomfortable when our About pages and Twitter bio’s are our TTC timelines full of numbers and acronyms.
What I have come to realize is that my discomfort is simply a result of my shame being triggered.
The numbers we share to describe ourselves; how many miscarriages, cycles, IUIs, IVFs, BFNs, etc.* Hell, I have my numbers in my bio (two rounds of IVF and three never to be babies). I thought I included these because…
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