August 10, 2012



  • It has been one of those days again.

  • I know how grateful I should be for everything in my life, including the not-so-fun stuff. Unfortunately, Tunnel Vision reintroduced itself this morning over coffee and the only thing I can seem to  focus on is what I don’t have.

    As I have said before, I realize this is not the approach I should be taking.  I am well aware of that. Positive energy attracts more positive energy. I am strong.  I will overcome.  All those mantras pinned to the bulletin board. All those reminders.

    Yet, I feel frustrated. A little lonely.  Most of all, I feel sad.

    I found out my dear friend’s sister is pregnant.  I knew they had been trying for some time and it was even I who asked if she was pregnant yet.  I knew it would happen sooner or later but when the answer was finally “yes,”  I felt like, once again, I was alone.

    Not that I want a “infertility buddy.”  I don’t wish this on any woman.  I just feel tired of being the one friend/sister who cannot get pregnant. I am the person they are careful to keep their emotions in check when making a pregnancy announcement or talking all things baby.  I am the one who has to pretend everything is all right when sometimes, it is not. I am the one no one can relate to. 

    Now, I am not asking for a perfect life.  That would be boring.  Most days, I am able to look at this as if I am a very lucky girl.  I see  it as if I have something very few others whom I know have. More often than not, I embrace it.  Of the four of us, my sisters always say I want to the the “different” one. If nothing else,  it has taught me a whole hell of a lot.  That is for sure.  I just want it to teach me and then to give me what I want.  It that wrong?

    Deep down inside, I do believe life is magical. It sounds almost disgustingly cliche, but I have seen it with my own eyes.  It is the reminder I give to my friends and family when their lives just aren’t going as planned. It is also the one thing that I always follow up by saying, “Now if I could just take my own advice.”




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