I am a 40-something European woman doing what I once thought wasn't possible: finding happiness after infertility. While it's been a long, difficult and emotional journey (10 unsuccessful IVF treatments), each day I take another step down the path toward a fulfilling new life. This is my story of reinvention. I will be happy to hear from you: klara.soncek (@ ) gmail.com
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The fault in our stars
"So what's your story" he asked.
"I already told you my story. I was diagnosed when-"
"No, not your cancer story. Your story. Interests, hobbies, passions, weird fetishes, etcetera."
One of best things in my life is friendship with my best friend Mattie. Her passion is buying and reading books in English that are on New York Times Bestseller list. I am always the first in the waiting list for her books (we share a bit of snobbism: yesterday we had a long conversation while driving to work how we do not understand people who read books originally written in English, translated in our language).
I started reading The fault in our stars yesterday and I just love it.
I just loved the quoted sentences from the book. In the last few years I let infertility to completely overwhelm me. My infertility became my life. But - I am so much more then that!
It is OK to loose 10 years because of infertility. But I am not willing to loose any day more.
Off to work... nice day in the office is waiting for me.
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He he he he...I've actually been doing the reverse. I've been reading/buying English books that have been translated to Finnish in order to force myself to read more Finnish. Of course there are also some which are written in Finnish by Finnish writers, but you're right that it's nicer to read books in their original languages if possible. :-)ReplyDelete
Ooh, I'm going to put that on my list of things to read. I love that quote too.ReplyDelete
I would dearly love to be fluent enough to read novels in another language. My problem is that I dabble ...