Friday, March 27, 2015

All children are the greatest gift?

I don't know how old are Andreas Lubitz's parents, but they could be easily only a decade older than me. I feel sorry also for them - can not even imagine what they are going through. 

I had a stressful day at work, one of the client was threatening me with a lawsuit. I was dealing with those kind of things in the past, but not in the past years. Sometimes I really wish I had enough money not to have to go to work ever again. 

A coworker invited me for cup of coffee & biscuits after work. It was our second time that we spent some time outside work (and we know each other over a decade). It was lovely. It is nice to learn more about someone that you like. She is almost 40, single, childless. She was telling me how hard will be the next birthday for her. Since she always hoped and thought that she would be married, with three kids and a dog before she was 40.

She wanted to know how was my 40th birthday. So I was telling her how hard it was. Since for me this limit - if I have kids, I will have them until I am 40 or not at all - was always very clear to me. So it was hard to accept that I am getting beyond this limit. 

She had some gentle questions, including the one why we didn't adopt. I didn't mind the question. The best part was that talking to her didn't make me sad. She told me about her life. I told her about mine.  Two kind souls, taking about real life. No pretending.  It felt good.


It is time for a short jogging. I recently bought bright yellow jogging sweater, so I am visible when jogging. Jogging (to be frank, I will jog only 10 minutes, this is my maximum for now) always makes me happy.

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!


  1. It is so nice to find a kindred spirit, isn't it? :) Have a great weekend, Klara!

  2. What a stressful day! I hope everything gets resolved quickly and with as little stress as possible.

    I am glad that you got to end the day on a good note by going out with a co-worker. It is nice to have someone in the workplace who you can be real with! I'm glad you were able to talk to her, and I completely understand what you mean about not minding her questions. I think that so much of these types of questions depends on context and the way the person asks the question.

    Glad you are keeping up with jogging!

  3. I think when questions are asked genuinely and with real interest, rather than as an accusation, it makes the world of difference.

    Jogging makes you happy? Even when I was young (ie 16-17) and played a lot of sport and was fit and thin (yes, believe it or not!), I always disliked jogging. I wish I liked it.