Infertility & the passing of time: Happy New Year?

For some New Year’s Eve is a momentous occasion. The ball drops, everyone kisses, and all those resolutions that never really take off seem for a moment in time fresh, new, and possible.

For those of us on the road to conscious conception, New Year’s can feel like a marker in time of a year past, which not only left resolutions in the gutter, but also our hopes and dreams.

So at this time of year we may find ourselves asking, is it a happy New Year?

This New Year’s Eve I hope your answer is unequivocally yes. For on closer inspection every year we leave behind has glimmering, shimmering, sparkling golden threads woven throughout it.

Yes, challenges and let downs, there are those too, yet if you look a bit closer they are not the mile markers of your life’s traveled road.

Perhaps tonight, on the precipice of falling over midnight and into 2012 is a good time to grab ahold of that thread, not unlike the loose thread on the sleeve of your favorite worn sweater. For you just may find that as you begin to pull on it, the string gets longer and the story of your joys begins to unfold.

I wish you a very happy New Year. May 2012 bring you your deepest desires, and if motherhood be one of them, a new life cradled in your welcoming arms.

Thank you for being a stretch of my golden thread from 2011.


  1. wishing you the very best New Year to come, whatever it may bring!

    1. Thank you so much for your New Year wishes. I hope that you also find only the very best as 2012 encompasses you.

  2. Happy New Year! and I love your new header! I love the way she is so happy and holding onto that flower. Reminds me of mine (finding flowers in the rain)!

    1. Thank you Heather, happy New Year to you! And thank you, I love that picture–makes me think of the little girl I always see in my dreams/meditations. I told my husband she’s our little girl, we’re just working our way to her 🙂

      Here’s a quote to start your New Year. It’s one of my favorite from Rilke. I know you love to write, so I thought you might appreciate it. Best to you always.

      “Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.”

      – Rainer Maria Rilke

  3. Bergitta · · Reply

    My husband and I have been trying for about 18 months now and we still have no baby. I don’t want to do IVF or anything like that. I’d like to stay natural if I can.

    Does anyone one know how you can increase your fertility or chances of conceiving?

    1. Bergitta,
      There are many, many avenues for you to explore that can help you on your path to motherhood. I would suggest reading the section entitled “How I lowered my FSH by 40 points” on this site, and also checking out the tab called “Books for Fertility Support.” You can also view posts by category on the left side of the site. I would suggest looking at “Fertility Support & Information” specifically. A few other experts to Google are: Sue Dumais, Gabriela Rosa, and Dr. Marilyn Glenville. You may also want to visit the Survive and Thrive blog.

      InfertilityAwakening is primarily focused on healing fertility through means other than western medicine. We also provide support to all women regardlesss of the path they take to motherhood.

      I wish you the best and invite you to come here anytime you need support, or to contact me personally at You are not alone.

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