Fertility MOT booked for 6th May – This test will help me to understand my ability to conceive. As I have already had my eggs frozen it will be useful to understand whether my fertility status has ‘fallen off a cliff’…
I have spent a lot of time looking ahead and planning for the future in both my business and my personal life. In the summer of 2017, with the realisation that I would rather be happy by myself than have a child with the wrong man, I recognised that quite a lot in life is down to luck and chance rather than design. Furthermore, I really believe that in order to let new things happen in your life it’s important to let go of some of the old stuff. In my case the ‘old stuff’ was understanding that maybe there was another way and that I didn’t need to keep chasing after the ‘norm’.
In the autumn of 2015, I experienced what I guess some people would call ‘burn out’. My 9 to 5 corporate job in London had turned into a 7 to 9 Monday to Thursday. On Fridays I would manage to escape to yoga at 6 for good behaviour! I was not enjoying most aspects of the job I was doing: endless pointless meetings, continuous death by PowerPoint presentations plus the tedium of the daily commute. I had reached a place I didn’t want to be, and I wanted out!
I believe I began the ‘soul searching’ that led to becoming a single mother by choice whilst I was going through the egg freezing process. As I mentioned, it was the first time I became truly aware of my potentially dwindling fertility. Despite this, I didn’t make my decision quickly. I would say the time frame from it being just an idea to making the decision and selecting the sperm took me about four years. So, it has been quite a long road I have travelled in the journey towards becoming a single mother.