Fast forward to January 2021 (read part 1 & 2 here and here). I spent the last few months stacking my coins because I knew moving forward with fertility treatments without a partner would be costly. I decided to schedule my consultation in March so treatment could begin in the summer. Having had the previous experience of going to the fertility clinic for my egg count (read part 1 here), I knew that there were other procedures I had to do before beginning the actual process.
(read Part 1 here) January 2020 marked a new beginning. It was the year of self-care! I was determined to work on my mental, emotional, physical, sexual, financial, spiritual, professional, and social well-being. I had found a new gym home and was exercising regularly. My diet had changed for the healthier. I was no longer drinking juice or soda, just water 98% of the time, and had incorporated dark green leafy vegetables into my daily meals (smoothies saved my life!). I was
The last time I wrote a blog was almost a year ago. I was on my Eat, Pray Love: Black and Covid style journey (check it out here). It was a great adventure where I focused on myself and the things that brought me joy. I also started the inner work of asking myself what do I want my life to look like and how am I going to get there. One of the answers I came up with is that I want to have children. Well, that was simple. Now that I know what I want my life to look like, here c
One of the most common black momma sayings is the phrase, "Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about."This was normally said after you got upset about something. It didn't matter what happened prior or how you felt, all that mattered was at that moment you were expected to suck up your tears. After your mom left the room, then you would quietly go and cry yourself to sleep. Many black children are taught to suppress their feelings and that any sign of emotion is a s
The hashtag, #AloneTogether, has been everywhere. Its purpose is to serve as a way of building connectedness and community, especially during a time when our sense of freedom has become restricted. I love the message of hope and support that it is trying to convey, but the reality is that even though we are going through this together as a nation, I still feel lonely at times. I know I do not stand alone with this sentiment. Research has indicated that before this pandemic, 3
By now most of us are experiencing cabin fever. We are trying to find stability in a world where every day the laws and rules that govern us are ever-changing due to COVID-19. For many, the problems that we were experiencing only a month ago are no longer of importance. A month ago, my problem was that I was overwhelmed and stressed from my full-time job as a Family Therapist and my part-time private practice that was fairly new. I was giving my clients from both jobs my all