Saturday, May 21, 2011

At the edge

Today I went out to a local high school for a training on their ropes course.  We are taking our 6th grade class there at the end of June.  The facilitator kept telling us to push ourselves to the edge and not to be afraid to take a step further.  I feel like I did that and look forward to taking the kids there in a month.  At the end the facilitator asked us what we would remember most about the day and who we would share that moment with in a post card.  When I shared mine, I started tearing up.  Without going into much detail, I explained that it felt good to accomplish something and push myself past the edge of my comfort zone. 

It made me think of our infertility struggles.  Each step in this journey has forced us to take a step outside of our comfort zones- past the edge.  First it was admitting that there was a problem.  Then it was seeing the RE and moving onto IUIs.  Then it was moving onto injectables.  Now the edge is IVF.  I should be starting my birth control (for real this time) by the end of this week.  It's time to take that leap of faith, trust in those around me (docs, family, friends) and go past that edge.


  1. It has been sooooo long since I've done a ropes course. I hope you and your class have a wonderful time.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your upcoming IVF.

    ICLW #6

  2. The ropes course sounds very interesting. All the best with your IVF cycle.

  3. Hello from ICLW! I haven't done a ropes course in a long time. They're always so much fun and very challenging.

    Good luck on your IVF cycle!

  4. This is a great analogy...I can totally relate. It is reassuring, though, how time after time we can rise and meet the challenge so that the edge becomes our new normal (I only wish it didn't have to be that way). Happy ICLW!