Friday, November 05, 2010
In or out?
Until making the decision to move forward with this blog, I had been very private about my fertility struggles. From the outside looking in, we are just your average family of five. Especially now, since our journey is over. Back in the days when I was still in the trenches, though, I felt a strong need to conceal the truth. I just couldn't deal with a daily barrage of questions regarding the state of our fertility. Maybe I was ashamed, fueled by my desire to appear normal to the fertile world around me; maybe it was my fear of being pitied (or any number of other factors), but I was very selective about who had knowledge of my infertility issues. I still feel this way to an extent. However, I am happy to discuss my experiences if I feel it will help someone and they show a genuine interest in my story. So I'm curious blogging world, in a real world scenario, are you open with your infertility struggles or do you hide it? Are you in, or are you out?