It’s official… I am going to be an egg donor. Today is the beginning as I received my first shot of hormones to prepare my body for the donation process. These injections help my body produce multiple eggs which will then be retrieved and implanted into the receipent in the hopes that she becomes pregnant! It’s an amazing process.
Even though I got my first shot today it actually felt more real on Monday as I walked away from the doctor’s office with the hormone injections and a sense of something big to come. Walking down 7th Ave with my bag of hormones rocking back and forth in my hand I literally felt like I was bouncing down the street… I was so excited. I couldn’t stop smiling.
Being an egg donor isn’t something you jump into blind. It’s something you ease into gently, taking one step and then another and the whole time with your eyes wide open. It’s important to know all the facts, understand everything happening, all of your responsibilies, all of the possible outcomes and situations, realize how this is going to change your life and be accepting. You have to be 100% invested. It’s not something you can half-ass. It’s a big deal.
You are helping someone create a family.
You are giving someone life. Literally.
And honestly, as I told you before in Things I’m Afraid to Tell You, becomming pregnant before I’m ready and also not being able to have children are my two biggest fears. I feel for women that cannot have children on their own and that was one of the main reasons I wanted to be an egg donor. I wanted to give someone that chance. Give them hope and opportunity.
This is the beginning of a new adventure in my life. Not only am I putting myself through a very complex and involved process but I’m sharing a part of me with someone that cannot have a family. Essentially I am giving away a piece of me so this amazing woman can start her own family. And that is miraculous. This also means that I will be paid for my time and energy and I have big-shiny-awesome plans :: I hope to clear away all my debt, become Reiki and spinning certified and also take my Yoga Teacher Training.
Essentially, this isn’t just a beginning for her and her family, but it’s a giant leap for my own future. This gives me the chance to go after my dream of becoming a Holistic Health Counselor. It’s a leap towards my dream of opening a Wellness Center.
Being an egg donor is a big deal. I mean, someday there could be a child, a person, out there that is biologically part of me. Since I am doing this as part of an open donation there is also a very very good chance that someday I will even get to meet the child and maybe be part of his or her life. Wild right?
The best part is that by opening my heart and sharing my body with someone in need I’ve learned more about myself and grown from a beautiful place of compassion deep in my heart. I’ve become a better person already and I’ve become more in tune with the values that are most important to me.
So even though I don’t expect you to ever be an egg donor, I hope you see that by putting yourself out there, helping someone and taking a leap of faith your life will be impacted in amazingly brilliant and shiny ways. Karma baby. Karma.