I can’t be the only person who’s thrilled to see the end of 2017, amiright? It wasn’t a good year for me like at all, both in Fertility Land and in my offline life. I’m usually not the kind of person who classifies entire years as either ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ but 2017 was just straight up rough. I’m still kind of stunned that I came out of it intact.
I’m clinging to hope of 2018 being worlds better! So far it has been better, except that our elderly kitty, Grumpy Cat, fell ill this past weekend. But God has been so very good and gracious in the situation, and I’m 100% believing that GC is in His excellent hands and will be okay.
Now that that’s out of my system, I thought it’d be fun to look back over my blog in 2017 and see what all went down. I’m like the worst at checking the stats to this site; I’m forever forgetting to look at that kind of thing! I pulled the year’s stats and was surprised at which posts were most popular. That’s how it is in the blog world I guess: some of what I though were my worst posts fared excellently. Other posts that I [humbly] believed were pretty good, tanked.
Anyway, here’s a look back at the Top Five posts of 2017:
#5. Back at Square One: an unforgettable ER visit and continued frustrations about IM bleeding
#4. Infertility and Job Interviews: recounting a job interview gone very wrong
#3. Conceiving to Conceive: post-surgical hope for a pregnancy
#2. Surgery Recap: Part 2 of 2: entirely too wordy—and far too detailed—post-op musings
#1. Hysteroscopy #: Arcuate Uterus: a 2016 post all about weirdly-shaped uteruses (or is that ‘uteri?’)
I’d like to think that this here ‘lil site has helped someone else struggling with fertility and endometriosis in 2017. WordPress helpfully gave me this here map…:
… so I’m ever hopeful it has reached another person and helped her along her way in life, encouraged her, or let her know she’s not alone.
And rather than seeing this new year as twelve more tries at a baby, I am instead choosing to focus outwardly in 2018: What can I do this year to help others? How can I be a blessing to other women? in my community? at my church? to my family?
Believing good things are in store this year, for myself and all my IF friends.