Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Writing My Way to Happiness

I was reading this article today on my train ride back from work:

I really liked it.

I copied one sentence from the the article and changed it a bit. Here is my sentence:

The goal of my writing is to prompt childless women to edit their own narratives about living childless not by choice. Rather than thinking they can not find happiness after infertility, they are encouraged to think that they just need more time to adjust.

I liked these parts of the article:
"...while writing doesn’t solve every problem, it can definitely help people cope. “Writing forces people to reconstrue whatever is troubling them and find new meaning in it.”

“The idea here is getting people to come to terms with who they are, where they want to go.”


I hope this article encourages some new survivor of infertility to start writing her own blog.


  1. So interesting! I debated for months about whether or not to start my own blog because I'm not a good writer and writing doesn't come naturally to me, but I'm definitely glad that I did. If nothing else, writing things down helps me recognize my own feelings, and that is a good thing!

  2. Absolutely! I haven't read the article yet - will do so soon - but I love your sentence and the comment that "writing forces people to reconstrue whatever is troubling them, and find new meaning in it." That explains me 100%, and is what helped me heal. Without it, I think I would be struggling still. Thank you thank you thank you for this!

  3. I, too, loved this article. I read it aloud to Mr. T last week in the car on our drive home from Tahoe. It validated everything I've experienced through writing. Like you, I hope it encourages others to put words to paper or to blogs ... Whatever medium works best.

  4. I hope so too! We need more voices out there :)