Hi. I’m Sam (Samantha). I am a 34 year old self proclaimed nerd and fanboy; I am happily married to my best friend; and I am infertile. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for over two years, and I have started to view our journey to becoming parents as utterly hopeless.
In Greek Mythology, Ariadne was the daughter of King Mionos and Queen Pasiphaë. She is best known as the goddess who helped Theseus find his way out of the Labyrinth, by giving him a sword and a ball of thread.
My grief has become my own personal Labyrinth. I feel lost and trapped, and with each new step I take to try to navigate the labyrinth, I am pulled deeper and deeper into the maze of despair.
I chose the name Ariadne’s String for my infertility blog as a reminder that, though I may feel helpless now, hope is not lost. I know that we have so much further to go on our journey, and I will try to remember each day to stay positive, and to bask in the light of that hope.
I feel as if I am Theseus, lost and alone in the labyrinth, and this blog is my string.
I can no longer embark on this journey alone.
I need help.
So, I am reaching out to the blogging community, to the infertility community, to my allies. I need you now, and I hope that my story will help to inspire those of you who are struggling.
Thank you for reading. I hope you find something here that you are looking for.