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Sometimes, all this talk about infertility and babies and doctor’s appointments can be a bit much, so I created a blog post label “IF-free zone.” Because sometimes, I just don’t feel like writing about infertility – even the more positive aspects like volunteering and advocacy. This girl just needs a break sometimes.
I also block out time in my daily schedule where I’m going to enjoy myself and not think about the soul-crushing depression of my barrenness. I make sure to set aside non-blogging time as IF-free zones. I encourage you to do the same, because it works wonders. Not every conversation I have with my husband has to be about infertility or baby things. Sometimes we just want to talk about that funny article we read on Cracked.com that day or why I think just the phoenetics of the words Windows Phone are inferior to the fluidity of how iPhone just rolls off the tongue.
So what do I write about in my IF-Free Zone? Well, let’s check the label. Apparently I have 16 posts labeled IF-free zone prior to this. I’ve written about traveling, camping, my hots for Tony Bourdain, getting in shape, dieting (ha ha, that totally failed), memories of Sept. 11th, and a lotta stuff about food.
I guess the point of my IF-free zone is to say, look: there’s more to me that just my infertility. In fact, let me showcase the things that give me pleasure, give me purpose, or I just feel the need to get up on my soapbox and talk about for little bit, because it matters to me in some way.
So I’ve decided to make a little graphic to emphasize beyond just the blog post label. If you want it, feel free to “right click + save as” and slap it up on your own IF-free zone blog moments.