My 13 yo told me earlier this week she wants to learn Japanese after finishing her 2nd year of Spanish.
I might or might not have yelled "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!" :P
I'm not one of those super lenient parents that allow their kids to do whatever they want.
Yes, I want them to follow their interests.
But I also want them to learn the importance of discipline, consistency, and "stick to it even when it gets hard" (I'm sure there's a word for this quality - just can't think of it now) mentality.
Jumping from one language to another without attaining a certain level of fluency is really stupid, in my opinion.
Especially when she's half Chinese + half Danish = full American. 1+1=3 in this case. AND half of California speaks Spanish. AND Mexico is a 30 minute drive south to the border.
That's 3 other languages she should be proficient in before even thinking about Japanese.
Mastery of any skill takes time and a lot of hard work. Anything will get more difficult when you pass the basics.
Often passion comes AFTER you've attained a certain level of mastery. Everyone hates being a beginner. It's when you get good at something that you can really enjoy the rewards.
Just like learning a new language, improving fertility naturally is also a skill. You probably never thought about it that way. But it is.
Reproductive health is the bloom of overall health. If the roots are strong enough, fertility will naturally follow.
So what are some of the components of total health?
- emotional control
- spiritual growth
All these areas require a certain level of knowledge that has to be practiced consistently in order to see benefits.
Jumping from one to the next cuz you're not getting the outcomes you want in your pre-determined time frame results in wasted time. None of these areas will garner immediate pregnancies. They take at least 3 months of commitment. Because your 40ish yo eggs (and body) don't have the resiliency of a 25yo.
Without a comprehensive approach to fertility, you likely won't have a strong enough foundation to overcome the unique challenges of getting pregnant in your late 30s or 40s.
So even when it gets tough, stick it out. You're creating a new lifestyle to get you healthier and stronger.
If you need my help to creating the life you envision, my online coaching program opens soon so stay tuned. While you're waiting for me, use this weekend to do something, anything that moves you closer to your dream.
All my best,
Julie Chang, L.Ac.
Natural Fertility Eggspurt