Friday, January 11, 2008

Circle

Growing up I was never the girl with a big circle of friends. I had one or two that I spent time with through childhood. Of course, my parents disapproved of them. In college, there were even fewer. My sister was the one who joined a sorority, lived in a house full of young women, took vacations to the beach with an entire brood. Not me.

Since beginning this blog I've been startled by how easy it has been to connect with women to whom I can relate. And not just because of our shared journey through IF. I have found other women in the sciences, women who love to write, women who yearn for a more balanced life. I have found those who share my hobbies, like photography and knitting. I have found lovely, educated, spiritual (not necessarily religious), grounded, thoughtful and giving women.

This experience has done so much more than give me a support system or community as I travel through IF. It has provided me that circle of women friends that I often yearned for but never found.

Thank you.

15 comments:

JJ said...

Glad you are part of MY circle=)

Magpie said...

Yes, I thoroughly agree. I've had a similar experience.

Happy to know you.

singletracey said...

I agree :-) Hope you have a great weekend my friend!

jakelliesmom said...

I agree, it is a nice place to be. It is lovely and warm, and you have the chance to get to know someone before you introduce yourself so that when you do, you already know that you have something in common.

I'm glad we've met. : )

Lori said...

I can honestly say, "MY pleasure."

My Reality said...

I never had a large circle around me growing up. I feel the same way you do.

Rebecca said...

Well said!

chicklet said...

Awww, I'm so glad my friend:-)

Leah said...

I'm glad you're part of my circle too. :-)

Delenn said...

Glad to be a part of the community. Its wonderful that such an awful thing (IF) can turn into something nice.

CAM said...

It is a great thing. I feel so down and then reading comments from all of you just lift me up again. I am so happy for your latest good news. Thanks for the kind words in your comment for me...it means so much!

Adriane said...

I saw your comment on another blog, and linked over here. I just learned that I am expecting two as well. Congrats and best of luck to you!!

Katie said...

I'm glad that we are in the same circle.

Thank YOU.

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

I can realte to this post entirely.....

I am honored to be part of your circle!

XOXO

niobe said...

I know exactly what you mean.