Saturday, February 13, 2010

Still MIA

Wow, I don't know what's wrong with me, I can't seem to get my act 
together long enough to update this blog. I used to constantly feel like
blogging, but for some reason this last few weeks I have felt like 
there is nothing to say. As far as fertility goes there is nothing new 
going on, we still can't have a baby.....and we still don't know what to
do about it. It's almost like I'm a deer caught in the headlights and I 
don't know which way to turn. 

I started AF yesterday while teaching a prenatal yoga class, confirming
yet again that the universe is playing some kind of joke on me. I was
also ONE day late so I had my silly little hopes up, also confirming that
I have not gotten past my NEED to be a parent as I had expressed in 
my last post. 

I am still feeling better about my childless life RIGHT NOW though, 
it is allowing me to dive fully into this business venture which has 
been both exciting and distracting. I thought since I had nothing 
much to say in the baby making front, I could tell y'all a little about
this company. 

3 doula friends and I have joined forces and become a collective, 
between the 4 doula's we are able to offer a lot of prenatal and 
postpartum services. It has been coming together very nicely and
we are all so happy to feel like we have a little bit of direction. It
is a small business. we know, but in our hearts it's SO BIG.

In all our planning and creating I noticed there was something missing
in our business plan, something that I hold near and dear to me now, 
something that I maybe would not have had we started this 2 years ago, 
or if I was easily able to have a baby. There was no fertility services, 
no yoga, nutrition, support groups, nothing for people like us. So thats 
now my job in my new but growing company.....head of fertility services. 

Of course I'm still going to be a doula and a yoga teacher ext......but over 
the next few years I'm going to build a nice safe haven for people like us 
to come in, have a tea and chat. Some sort of support network or
informational community, maybe even some yoga classes and nutritional

I'm not really sure how to start, as I have only been dealing with this
a short time compared to many others....but part of me feels like THIS 
IS IT....THIS is the reason for my struggles, I was meant to DO THIS!!
I dunno, that may sound crazy, but my nose is in books and I'm reading
and researching and building programs and trying to pull everything
together......the ball is rolling and it does not look like it can be stopped!


  1. I've been meaning to ask you tell me more about your (awesomely named!) new venture. If you need a testimonial or anything like that, just let me know!

  2. I love your new role and it doesn't feel wonderful to be able to build something so near and dear to your heart?! This is what they mean when they say follow your heart or passions. So excited for you on your new endeavor...can't wait to hear all about it. I have actually pondered this idea of starting a business that might help but i have no idea where to begin!!

  3. Tishi, what a great attitude about your struggles allowing you to create something which will help others. good luck on your new business, sounds exciting!

  4. Love your idea - we should totally get together and chat about it(when I get back from the sun!). v. exciting!

  5. When I got my current job I felt that there was definitely a "purpose" for my IF. If I had a baby when we wanted taking on a new position would have been less attractive. I also have had time to develop my program since I have SO MUCH time on my hands.

    I definitely think that this is where you need to be now. Perhaps the universe is providing you some much needed distraction?

  6. Your business venture sounds WONDERFUL! I, too, sometimes think of how I could use this...this struggle I've been through, beyond just writing about it (griping about it online!) but so far I'm coming up blank. Hooray for you for going for it!

  7. I love it! That sounds like a fantastic business venture, and I hope you're able to help so many women get through their own struggles with infertility!