My soul sister of the bloglands, Lisa over at Bloomin’ Uterus, has nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award. My mission for this challenge? Tell you how The Endo Zone blog began.
It’d be pretty awesome if I had an inspiring backstory to this ‘lil blog’s conception… but, instead, it was just one of those thangs: Marixsa felt lonely in TTC land. Marixsa discovered fertility blogs. Marixsa likes to write. Marixsa started her own fertility blog.
The Endo Zone is about, well, endometriosis. TTC. Life. Family. Pets. Loss. Opinions. All of the other parts that make up my life, minus my true identity.
I do have one small confession to make about this blog: I am utterly terrible at naming things. The worst. I often wish that I had thought of a cleverer title than The Endo Zone. The title is a play off of “end zone,” although I’m the least enthusiastic football fan you’ll ever meet. Hence, a blog about the endometriosis zone, whatever exactly that is. Someday I’ll get around to renaming this space.
As for backstory, I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2010, but I’m 100% sure it’s been there since the ’90s. Most days I forget that I’ve a history of endo: the pain, the infertility, the mega cramps, the scary clots, the pooping pain… I don’t know any differently. But endo is not something I embrace or call my own. I have a history of endo; I do not claim it, want it, or believe that it will get the better of me. My life in no way revolves around a disease that God is so much bigger than.
Starting this blog has allowed me to connect with an amazing array of women, literally from all over the world. It’s been a privilege to meet women on here who I’m proud to call my friends. My only regret? I wish I’d started the blog sooner.
Here are my nominations of fellow bloggers who I find incredibly inspiring in their own ways! Tell us why you started YOUR blog!!