Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hurdle Race

For most of us there has been a time when we had to overcome some obstacles – our own personal „hurdle“ so to speak. A decade ago I became very ill and it took me a long time even to get out of the damn hospital. A few weeks later I started my school again which I had to cancel before because of my illness.

But I overestimated myself...I was still too weak (a fact very hard for me to admit). So finally I failed and had to bury my dream of getting my „Abitur“ certificate. 

Needless to say that I suffered a major setback. All I can say is that without the help of my family and some very close friends I wouldn't have made it through that tough time.

It took me almost two years before I dared to make a new try. I started a new education and this time I succeeded. In all those years after my illness I had overcome several hurdles...had to find myself a new strength, happiness – and – that was the hardest part - PATIENCE. Those who know me more closely can tell you I'm the most impatient person on earth ;). But it paid off in the end. I have a very good job now that I love – discovered that I have a gift for creating pictures and writing.

I think everyone knows what I try to tell you. Don't give up – neither on yourself nor on your goals and dreams. And if you can't make your original dream come true look for another one. One you wouldn't have thought of at the first place. And who knows – maybe you discover some new talents hidden deep down inside you. Don't say it's impossible – I saw it happen. It just takes time.....


  1. Beautifully put, sweetie! I'm so proud of you. xo

  2. Super der Artikel,hast du wirklich gut gemacht.Du kannst selber auch stolz auf DICH sein.Ich bin es auch!!! :-))