Every fall the University of Konstanz organizes a ball. The majority of the attendees are affiliated to the university but the number of those not affiliated to it grows every year. The best part of the ball, apart from great catering and music, is surely the evening attire that can (at last!) be taken out to “see-and-be-seen”.
When I had dreams about suddenly getting pregnant, I was overcome with this feeling of the end of the world. My heart sank, my hands started sweating, and I felt completely hollow. Nothing made sense any more, my life was over… Then I woke up, still sweaty, heart throbbing but happy it was just a dream.
I guess, if you are not an all hormonal teeny, who has absolutely no experience in whatsoever except for driving his or her parent crazy, you are going to question having kids as well as you question every other important, life-changing matter or question. Some of married friends often tell me that they are not that thrilled about getting children. “It’s such a responsibility.” “My life will completely change.” “I don’t even know, if I can do it.” I heard this a lot. In my own mind! If you have a normal life with daily routine, responsibilities at work and at home, your friend circle, it is extremely difficult to deliberately put it all at risk for having a baby. Because, let’s face it, you never know what it’s going to be like.
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