Here we are. You can't help but scroll through Facebook and Instagram and see all the first day of school pictures.
I can't believe we are already at this place AGAIN. The "end" of summer. The first day of school for so many kiddos and teachers.
It's that time again. It happens every year, but this year I want more than just school to start. It's August, the eighth month of the year. In the Bible eight represents new beginnings. Could you use a new beginning, a fresh start, a do-over? I know I could!
The great thing about new beginnings is it means that something is coming to an end in order for something new to start.
So what about you? What is coming to an end... or what needs to come to an end in order for you to have a fresh start, a new beginning?
It's the end of summer for so many kiddos, but with it comes the beginning of a school year full of fresh expectancy... hope and wishes for all that the school year can bring. Kids can choose to mourn the end of the summer or jump into the possibilities of new friends, mind blowing science experiments and a fun volleyball season. We too get to choose how we "see" beginnings and endings.
Today, I want you to do four things:
1. Decide what you are putting an end to. Say it outloud, "Yesterday was the last day of......"
2. Don't look back.
3. Declare your new beginning. Write it down and say it outloud, "Today is the first day of........"
4. Determine to do something for your new beginning every day and be open to all the possibilities this new beginning has to offer.
This is what God says in Psalm 43:19:
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?"
Here's to new beginnings,
Tiffany Jo Baker MA, CLC
“I can’t even remember the last time we laughed or really had fun together. It doesn’t happen as much as it used to.”
This is an all too often scenario for couples experiencing life stressors like infertility and relationship disconnect.
Too often the extreme roller-coaster of infertility tear couples apart instead of bringing them together. It doesn’t happen overnight, but the monthly ups and downs, disappointments, loss, and financial stress can leave their toll.
It can start subtly. One deals with the stress outwardly and the other inwardly. Communication starts to diminish. Spouses deal differently. The very thing that was supposed to bring a couple together -procreation- can often tear them apart.
We have all heard how stress plays a role in our emotional and physical health and relationships. I don’t want to oversimplify things, but a dose of fun could be the best medicine and just what the Doctor ordered. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A joyful heart is good medicine.”
When was the last time you “dated” your spouse? Laughed until your belly hurt? Tried something new? Didn’t take life so seriously?
My heart is for couples on the journey towards birthing their dreams. I know how hard it can be.
My goal is to equip, encourage and unite couples along the way…. So I wanted to give y’all a reason to focus on fun instead of fertility.
I’m calling it the Summer Fun Challenge for Couples Trying to Conceive!
Ever feel like Infertility & TTC are stealing the fun from your life and marriage? I have just the thing to help relieve the stress, strain and overwhelm... some good old fashion fun with your spouse. This is the time to take a break from fertility and focus on fun. You remember fun, right? What you used to have with your spouse before infertility robbed you of it. You don't even have to tell your spouse. Just surprise them with the fun side of you making an appearance and ready to make memories!
Join the Summer Fun Challenge for Couples Trying to Conceive! Don't worry... it will be simple and just what the Doctor ordered. Bring Back the Fun!
What You Get with The Summer Fun Challenge for Couples Trying to Conceive:
For more info and to jump in on the fun, go here
Since you are a part of my TTC community, I want to give you free admission to the Summer Fun Challenge. To get in for free, sign up in the “Lucky You” section here!
Let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing about your fun.
Joining Couples and Improving Journeys,
Tiffany Jo Baker is a 3x surrogate, speaker, coach, confidante and cheerleader to help you birth your dreams.