We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Samantha Fitts and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dr. Samantha, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
Throughout my journey of hope and when faced with the obstacle of infertility, my 4Ps played an important role in helping me to overcome. The following are my 4Ps of overcoming and succeeding : Prayer, Plan, Patience, and Persistence. • Prayer. You must pray without ceasing. My husband and I prayed and meditated on the scriptures involving women and men who overcame infertility in the bible. • Plan. You must have a plan. My plan was to get married and have kids. I followed concrete steps to achieve my goals. You still have time to develop a plan in life. • Patience. You must be patient and believe. Life is a journey. I didn’t adopt a mindset of defeat. My faith and patience increased through my journey. • Persistence. You must be persistent. Faith without works is dead. I researched, talked to my doctor, applied things discovered, and made adjustments when needed. No matter what you want to “birth” in life you can also apply my 4Ps to help you overcome and succeed. You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe. ~ Oprah Winfrey
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am the author of Journey of Hope: Love, Marriage, and Overcoming Infertility at 40. Over the past few years, I have been motivating others through the messages my book. Journey of Hope is inspiration for ALL. I wrote Journey of Hope to support and inspire others through my personal journey of going from singlehood to married and infertile to motherhood. You will discover how my faith in God and perseverance led me to the right husband and overcoming infertility to have our first baby at 40. What sets me apart from others is I developed the courage to speak out and motivate others that have experienced miscarriage and infertility. I am also helping break the silence of African American women suffering through infertility alone. Unfortunately, for some there is a stigma associated with miscarriage and infertility. Former first lady, Michelle Obama recently shared her emotional struggle with infertility, miscarriage and the use in vitro fertilization (IVF) to have her two daughters. We must keep the conversation going and encourage women not to feel guilty or ashamed. Infertility and miscarriage affects more individuals worldwide than any of us could ever know. Don’t give up on your dreams, whatever they are. You still have time. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Sightseeing Hot Spots: The King Center, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studio Tours, College Football Hall of Fame, and The Bodies Exhibit. Soul Food: Busy Bee, Mary Mac, Paschal’s, and Old Lady Gang Great live music, food, and drinks: St. James Live and Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint Vegetarian Burger: Slutty Vegan Shopping: Perimeter Mall and The Mall of Georgia
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shoutout Jasmine and Barry, owners of Howell Designs Studio. They are an amazing visual production team. Jasmine is the best website designer. She is very knowledgeable. She pays close attention to details. She is extremely helpful in guiding me through the whole process. I also want to shoutout Tyreese Burnett, owner of TyBu Studios. TyBu Studios delivers a combination of creative conceptualization and incredible design. I am always thrilled with the results. I have known Tyreese for over 20 years and he has always encouraged and supported my ideas.