So here I am sitting here trying to figure out what to post. I don’t do well with deadlines, and such. I need inspiration, so I am going to go with Suzy’s idea and post this month with an alphabet theme. I love Suzy’s idea about Alphabet soup. All the letters in the month…but possibly out of order. I am going to TRY and stay in order..but if I get to stumped I tend to give up. We don’t want this do we?
To without further ADIU…I will start with my letter A
A today is Anonymity.
When I first started this blog I wanted to stay completely anonymous. I wanted no one IRL to know anything about my rantings and general craziness that came about b/c of IF. I felt disloyal to my husband with my rants, and it was easy to get stuff off my chest knowing that I was anonymous.
Sloooooowly this is going out the window. I have shared my blog with close friends- friends I know understand…and that know everything that is going into the blog anyways. Well, most of it- given that most all of my besties live so far away. Plus something just sound stupid when spoken…but I still need to get them out.
PLUS- this is my space. They don’t have to read it, and they can take it in bits and pieces.
The Anonynimity has also eeked out some when I recently posted on some IRL friend’s blogs under THIS blog. DOH. One less shield.
I am okay with it. I really am….I want to come out of the IF closet- but it is hard.
I have shared my name and address with a few bloggers, and I am okay with that. I am actually MORE than okay with that. I have found that blogging connects you in such a wonderful way. Each comment is like a hug, and a validation of your feelings.
I have started Twittering with my BumpyJourney persona- and I was extremely worried about that…but I have found it is just an extension of blogging to me. I like it over facebook, but I can’t SAY that on FB b/c then my IRL people would want to find me. I want my Twitter to stay pseudo-anonymous.
I am not ready to come out of the closet totally, but I think I am making steps.
Recently my town had a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, and there were over 10,000 people present for the walk. The paper also said that 1 in 8 women will fight breast cancer. I think most of us know where I am going with this….Resolve estimated that 1 in 8 couples experience infertility. Can you imagine if we all wore our Pomegranate color and rocked a walk.
Yeah right….I can’t even get people to come to an ANONYMOUS support group.
The anonymity is security for IFers methinks.