July 3, 2015

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fourth-of-july-plansIt’s Friday. And it’s July 4th weekend. Weekend of freedom and liberation.

So how about a weekend free of infertility?

What do you think about putting it aside and enjoying what there is in your life? 

Take a radical departure from what you planned on doing this weekend.

Planning on going to parties? Seeing friends and families? Oohing and aahing over other peoples babies? Cancel! But you have to go? No, you don't! Cancel. Radical departure. 

Given that parties and babies and other peoples families and questions may feel like torture or something you have to endure, consider something different for yourself.

Here’s my perfect weekend of freedom and liberation. I’m kind of easy and I do love my time to myself. I don’t need something luxurious or extravagant. Here’s what I want for my holiday weekend.

Fourth of July Weekend Plans – Do Nothing At All

One day of doing nothing at all. Yep, the lazy song, http://youtu.be/fLexgOxsZu0,  by Bruno Mars. (If you are offended by kind of icky language and visuals, DO NOT click on this link. It's not awful, just a little dicey.)

My favorite line?

“Today, I don’t want to do anything. I just want to lay in my bed”

So my variation is a chaise lounge outside or better yet, a hammock. 

A pile of books and magazines.

A pitcher of cool water. 

No phone. 

No computer.

No visitors.

No schedule. 

Nothing at all. 

What's Your Weekend of "No Infertility" Like?

What’s your day of freedom and liberation? Your day of no infertility? As if it didn’t even exist?

What if you really did take a day off?

Now, how to do that if you are in the middle of a cycle and need to take medications or come in for an ultrasound?

Watch fireworks, they can take your mind off of anything and indulge your senses of beauty and wonder.

Enjoy your weekend, whatever your definition of freedom looks like this year. You really can make many choices for yourself and what you would like.

Huge call out to say thanks to our armed troops who are out there. Regardless of my position on any war or armed conflict, our troops deserve our love, respect and support. Thank you!

 

This blog was originally published in July 2011. Have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!

Topics: Support

Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over twenty-five years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for seven years and is currently Patient Advocate and Blog Editor-in-Chief.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.

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