I am so happy that I have a distraction that is not fertility related to do while I take on more of my IVF journey for 2015. If you haven’t joined my IVF Style Book Club we would love to have you. I was able to get lost in this amazing book about Diane’s life. I share with you in my video below some of my thoughts on the book without giving away too much. I didn’t want to tell you all the milestones or juicy information if you have not read the book yet. I do share with you the quotes that I highlighted and felt were encouraging and inspirational to what I am going through with IVF. I will start off with this ancient quotation that Diane mentions on page 39.
Beware of your thoughts for they become words,
beware of your words for they become actions,
beware of your actions for they become habits,
beware of your habits for they become character,
beware of your character for it becomes your destiny.
Here are some of the quotes that I found inspirational.
- “You never really know what is good for you; what may seem the absolute worst ting to happen to you can, in fact, be the best” a quote found on page 13 from Diane’s Mother on her experience of the inhuman train ride to Auschwitz and her arrival.
- “Love is about relationships, yet the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. Who else is with you at all times? Who else feels the pain when you are hurt? The shame when you are humiliated? Who can smile at your small satisfactions and laugh at your victories but you? Who understands your moments of fear and loneliness better? Who can console you better than you? You are the one who possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” found on page 38. You have to care for yourself and be kind to yourself when you are going through IVF. It’s very easy to be mad and your body or to start disconnecting with yourself. You can choose how happy or depressed you are because you hold the key, no one else does.
- “The way you look is important, but who you are and how you project it is eventually who you will become and how you will appear.”
If you have read this book and want to share your thoughts, leave a comment below. I would love hear everyone’s opinion on “The Woman I Wanted To Be.”