I have been feeling pretty stable lately.
I am working full time, I get to see my friends when our schedules allow, and I’d say that in my life is going in a good direction.
I’ve got a couple of things going on right now though, and they are causing me some problems.
Firstly I lost my grandpa last weekend, I was at work when I found out. My husband didn’t want to tell me until I got home, he thought it would be best for me to get work out of the way and then sit me down when I am at home and tell me. Someone else got the news to me though and it shocked me.
I knew he wasn’t in great health but I don’t think you ever expect the news.
I left work and went to see my family, to help where I could and to provide support. The problem is, I didn’t stop to take it in, so I didn’t get to feel the emotions I should be feeling and to start to process what was going on.
Then this week I started my new job.
I say new job, it’s the same job I’ve had for the last 8 months but I’ve just got a permanent contract working slightly different days.
So I go in for my first day of my official permanent job still feeling a complete mess from the events of last weekend.
Over the course of the week I have began to feel better, but there is something else going on too.
I am glad this is an anonymous blog because I’m not really ready to share this with people I know yet, especially because we don’t have a full picture of what is going on,
My husband and I want a family but we came to realise that we might not be able to have children.
We decided to have some tests done and although we haven’t seen a doctor for the results yet we know there is something wrong.
We don’t know what or how serious the issue is but we know now that there is likely to be a reason why we will struggle to have a family.
The thing that scares me is that it might not be a possibility at all. This itself feels like we are losing out.
On a possible future we could have.
On the lives we could have created and the things we could provide to make their lives the best they could be.
I know we don’t know for sure yet and I know things might work out ok.
I just feel like I’m mourning right now.
Both for the loss of my grandpa, a solid family figure who has been here my whole life, and for the possible loss of my potential children, a future which I dream of.
Sorry to complain and to only write when things aren’t going right, but that’s the time when I need to share.
I know that some of what I have written about is uncertain and you may think I shouldn’t worry without the facts, but I can’t help the thoughts from creeping in.
I think I am going to take some time out in my safe place with my compassionate image and try and process everything that is happening right now.
I know how important it is to remember my therapy, and the tools it has taught me, when times are challenging.