Radell is a 34 year old entrepreneur living in the Washington, D.C. area. She happens to be single, and after a few years of contemplation, decided to freeze her eggs at Shady Grove Fertility. Following her decision to freeze and completing her egg freezing cycle, she had the desire to spread awareness about egg freezing by sharing insight and advice for women who are considering this option.

The Inspiration Behind the Letter

My ‘Dear Sister’ letter is inspired by the women who dare to do it all. The women who are intelligent, smart, and sassy; who have found their way enjoying and exploring life’s passions. They are the trailblazers and the doers. They know what they want, when they want it. But I also write because of the realization of time. How time really is so limited.

This letter comes from my heart, recognizing that what we do and think at times trumps our emotions and feelings. By the time we stop to acknowledge what we really want out of life, it might be too late.

There is so much noise in today’s society; it is easy to drown out the truth of what the heart truly desires. It is my hope women stop to listen to their own wishes and desires.

Dear Sister:

Through many years, I remember you taking my hand and guiding me along.

Then there were some moments that didn’t go so smoothly, on the bumpy sister squabble highway. Oh how we each had our stubborn plays. Lucky for us, those squabbles are long gone. Sharing our love with one another and helping keep stress at bay.

As we dance through our lives on a beam up on high, I think it’s important to stop and not sway. Let’s take a pause and see what’s the cause of some unsettled dismay. You know that feeling, the one you ignore on certain days of the week. Yes, please, sister, stop, pause and think.

You fought long and hard to fight off the status quo. Because you’ve been successful in X, Y, and Z and made magnificence glow. But there is a fleeting moment when life flashes by and you picture days filled with more family. Please do not keep telling people to just let you be and run away to another fancy tree.

Trust that you can still have these things, that you might find love and contentment in those moments of your despair.

Dearest sister of mine, have you paused to think? If so, my heart sings and I am pleased you might be on the brink. Explore the opportunities available to you. Show the future world that trust is the new true.

Because you love your bulleted lists, do not be sad. This love poem will be neatly completed with a checklist for a notepad.

Please check if you have any interest:

  • In bringing life into this world and sharing lessons you’ve learned?
  • In providing unconditional love?
  • Are you open to learn about technology that can help preserve your fertility until you are more certain about your decision?

For all the years I listened to you, it’s your turn to listen to me.

  • Dare to do something different.
  • Dare to step outside of your comfort zone.
  • Dare to bring other people into your dreams.
  • Dare to do the unthinkable.

I will hold your hand the whole way and we will be one happy family.
– Xo, Your Sister & Forever Friend

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Editors Note: This blog was originally published in November 2017.

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