When I froze my eggs one year ago I was often asked, “so, when are you going to use them.” I felt this was a bit intrusive. After all, I froze my eggs to give myself some time. I needed time to see if I would find a partner. I needed time to understand if I wanted to be a single mom. I just needed time to think things over. My life had not worked out as I had planned. And at the time I was really upset and quite frankly pissed off. Why did I not have the house with the white picket fence? Where was my Prince Charming? And why were all my friends around me suddenly getting pregnant? I allowed myself one year to experience all the things I needed to feel. I needed time to grieve a life I always expected I would have. I needed to work through some of the anger I was experiencing. Once I allowed myself to go through the 7 degrees of post egg freezing emotions, I am extremely excited to say that I have come to some BIG decisions.
Are you ready? I have decided to pursue becoming a single mom. I am not going to thaw my eggs tomorrow, but I am slowly going to start making the appropriate next steps. Many of you who know me can wipe your jaws off the floor. I know this is something I said I would never do. However, I feel so relived and excited by this BIG decision. Again, I am so grateful that I froze my eggs when I did. My eggs are one year younger than I am today, which can make a big impact on my ability to conceive in the future.
What about you? Has freezing your eggs helped clarify anything for you? Have you made any big life changes? I am excited to kick off this new year and look forward to sharing my journey with you.
Wishing you happiness, health and good decisions in 2013!