I was sitting in my big, pink office chair the other day (with Eddie the 5 pound wonder-chihuahua on my lap) asking myself–why the hell do we hide on this journey?
Why do we pretend everything is ok, when it’s not?
Why are we afraid to admit we are afraid?
Why do we betray ourselves with lame excuses?
Why do we let the otherwise robust confidence we enjoy, in all other aspects of our lives, turn into an absolute dumpster fire on the subject of our fertility?
I believe, in part, it’s because we fail to own our deepest truth.
We want to be Moms.
We want to be Moms so bad it fucking hurts.
Admitting this in the face of months or years of “failure” is frighteningly vulnerable.
It means you’ve picked a side.
It means you can no longer hide in the lukewarm embrace of ambiguous neutrality.
It means people might think you are crazy.
Some may pity you.
So the fuck what?
If bearing the burden of hiding your truth hasn’t put a baby in your arms, why waste another minute with that shit?
You can’t afford to.
By owning your truth, you obliterate the blocks standing between you and your baby.
What other people think of your truth is none of your business baby!
WHAT IS your business, is doing whatever it fucking takes to make your most heart-bursting Mama-dreams come true.
Crush the blocks.
Explore your options.
Hire the coach.
YOU are worth it.
My ladies live their truth.
They know that in their vulnerability they find their deepest strength, unwavering confidence, and baby making magic. (My Gladiators are on FIRE!)
Decide you will be one of them.
Change your mindset, change your results.
Intrigued? Here’s an exercise to take this to the next level…
TELL THE TRUTH.
Quit pretending like you are OK with where you’re at on this journey.
Gratitude is good, but SETTLING SUCKS. You know damn well there’s a difference.
DECIDE you will take 3 actions this week in furtherance of your desire to be a Mom.
LIST THEM. What do you have to lose? If you don’t like your current results, you have the power to change them. YOU. Yes, YOU.
Stretch yourself! It’s about progress, not perfection.
If you are ready to put a baby in your arms, let’s talk. My ladies have babies!
Also, catch me on Insta @rosanneaustincoach Follow my first post-baby solo trip to Provence and the French Riviera next week!
Saying YES to my truth is why Asher is here today!