It’s been a bit of a crazy week, so I’ve only just sat down to the three-day quote challenge that Amy from Awakening Wildflower tagged me in (thanks, Amy!). It came from out of the blue – I’m still pretty new to the blogging thing and it still surprises me that anyone reads my mindless musings.
I was, of course, thrilled to do it. As a reader, I am struck by great quotes. Some are beautiful, some clever, some funny. Some inspire the same appreciation as a good glass of wine. You look at it again from every angle, swirl it around, inhale the flavours. And then you let it sit on the top of your tongue. When you finally draw it in, you savour every element. Some quotes seem to become a part of who you are.
As a writer, I dream of the day someone turns my words into a meme and misattributes them to Einstein (Just kidding. Sort of.).
Anyway, before I get carried away, the rules of the game go like this:
- Thank the person who nominated you. [Thanks, Amy! Aside to everyone else: if you haven’t checked out her blog, you should. She writes beautifully and honestly, and in a way that speaks to my very core]
- Post a quote for three consecutive days and explain why it appeals to you [just three??]
- Nominate bloggers to participate in the challenge each day (I don’t know a lot of bloggers, but if I’ve nominated you and you have no idea who on earth I am then, erm, hello! I read your blog!]
So here’s today’s quote.
Of course, that’s why we’re all here, talking about our experiences. Infertility and IVF is can be a lonely place made worse by isolating experiences, processes that are packed with emotions – highs, lows, unclassifiable in-betweens. If we don’t find a way to share them with someone, anyone, we’ll burst. I’m not sure why I took as long as I did to make this blog public, but I do know that doing so has led me to some new friends and some amazing and inspiring stories. It lessens the agony somehow.
Okay, so here’s the hard bit, and given that I know so few bloggers, I’ll just nominate a couple a day so I can stretch it out.
Trimesters and Tribulations (Nicola McGowen)
Hope you guys are happy to keep this going!
Oh, and come back tomorrow for Quote #2!