Monthly Archives: December 2011


Monday, December 26, 2011

Maternity leave

My posts have slowed down in the last couple months, as have I.  While pregnancy has occupied most of my waking hours, I’ve kept my special little blog in the back of my mind, trying to figure out where to go with it next.  I don’t know yet what’s ahead for me and Before the Belly, but I have great hopes and ideas.
Once I have taken the time to become a mom to my baby and am ready to venture back out into the world, I envision turning this passion I have into a purpose.  Because even though I’ve been successful in achieving the goal, this journey isn’t over for me.  Trying to conceive, struggling with infertility and getting pregnant are still topics very close to my heart.  I just see myself now as a sort of champion of the underdog, a glimmer of hope for those still in the dark.
What will this look like?  Perhaps I will publish my writing in magazines or on websites that provide support to the TTC crowd.  I also intend, at some point, to start consulting with and counseling women who are starting or struggling with the process.  There are so many services and resources out there for the pregnant people, but very few for the pre-pregnant.  I want to fill that niche.
I will continue to share with you my joys and struggles.  You whom I know, and those I don’t, have been a great comfort to me as I’ve put myself out there, fears and flaws and all.  It makes me less afraid to be a mom, and to admit when I don’t know.  It makes me confident that I have thoughts and ideas worth sharing with the world.
So, thank you again for your support.  I will see you on the flip side – both blissfully beyond the belly and before the belly once again…