Words have power. Words have so much power, especially the words we say to ourselves and the words that other people say to us can be impactful. They can create hurt, they can create fear and a negative impact. But it doesn’t… other people’s words don’t have to represent your reality. Please remember that. And that is why I’m asking you today, I’m urging you today to please speak up for yourself because if you don’t, you can’t expect anyone else to. You can be choosy, you can decide to be choosy about what stories you take on as your own and you can simply decide to write your next chapter, to be the author of your next chapter.
Now one of my most pivotal moments in my own fertility story was when I decided wholeheartedly to reject what I was being told about my body and its capabilities, about its weaknesses and limited capability and instead embrace that fire inside of myself, that instinct that told me that I was going to be a mother. And I just decided that my next chapter was being written by nobody except me. So my message today is please speak up, stand up for you. Don’t let them take the pen away from you.
Start your next chapter in the leading role and make sure that you’re writing each word with passion as if it’s already happened. Always make sure that you don’t hand your pen to someone else ever.