Monday’s seem to be the best day for solid motivation. It doesn’t matter if your working out, finishing a homework assignment, cascading into a busy work week, or just looking for a pick-me-up, Monday’s seem to be the go-to day. Did you know Pinterest most pinned pins on a Monday are all about motivation? Makes sense, how often do we put off a diet till Monday, a new fitness routine, or doodle out an extensive list of things to do. So here I am, deciding to do a #MantraMonday. I love a good quote, motivating word, or just a serious dose of reality. They do something for me, so maybe I could do something for you. Without further or do, here it is friends, our first #MondayMantra.

Believe; v: to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so.

Belief is where ideas, dreams, and goals start and end with. We have to believe in ourselves to get the dream rolling, and it rolls because we once believed in our self. But belief isn’t just about our own thoughts towards it; I strongly believe it can take one person believing in your dream or goal that makes the biggest impact. How often do we contemplate an action, a desire, or even a wild idea that you want to bring to life? We all have little ideas in our head that don’t get vocalized because we are scared or timid what others might think, they might not believe in something the same way you do. Rejection is uncomfortable and scary; no one likes to feel shot down. What we look for is someone to believe in us, to reassure our ideas, our wants, our aspirations. One person is your game changer, to push yourself and believe in yourself. One person to say they believe in you. Whether it is a stranger who believes in you, a friend, a significant other, or even your mom, it doesn’t matter. Being believed in feels good. My challenge to you is to always believe in yourself. Have trust and faith in your story and the road your supposed to be on. You will have much more Negative Nancy’s then you’d like, so hold on to your belief. My second challenge, believe in someone. Reach out and show someone that you believe in them, tell them, or show your support. That person could need the belief more then you know. You could be the only yes in a sea of no’s. We don’t know our end story, we don’t know the book written for us, but we do know that when you believe you receive what you need.




How can I love body severing shows like Dexter or bloody messes like Sons of Anarchy, but I cannot get a shot in my arm? That is just ludicrous, seriously Kaitlan, pull it together. It is a small, thin needle that is in and out quicker then a normal breath. I was the kid throwing a tantrum at the doctor’s office covering both arms with added drama, sitting under the table. I made Dr. D’Sylvia work for her money. When she got that prick, it was added with a scream or two and flowing crocodile tears down my face. If you were thinking I’m talking about when I was a child you are wrong, this is Kaitlan in High School. Judge me, it is just not my thing okay!


When Kelsei was going to start her IVF injections I buckled down and talked myself into being there for her and watching this. I knew just watching I would squirm so I had to bring my camera for a distraction. I had to focus on getting the shot (see what I did there?) and not so much the idea. Watching Kels take a deep inhale and basically stab her stomach with that needle, that was love. Love for these babies she was trying to get her body ready for, love for something more then a fear of shots or what could come. This is putting something that isn’t even existent in the forefront hoping your body can accept this challenge you have just delivered.


She took those injections like a champ, not a wince. I was impressed with her courage. The actual amount of liquid being injected does not seem a lot. After talking with Kelsei, the effects each injection has had on her body and the difference it makes is miraculous. The strength in follicles added or how it prepares her cervix, these liquids now inside her have drastically changed everything. It blows my mind the power of medicine. Thankfully, we have it.


Keep following along on Ryan and Kelsei’s journey of fertility on their blog and in a few weeks I will be updating here.