It’s time for a new Fertility Proust Questionnaire. But first for a confession. When I started doing this interview series earlier in the year, my plan was to do one every month. But I missed October and I’d have missed November too if I didn’t get it out today. The thing is I’ve taken on a bit too much of late – but as my partner, Peter, says whenever I complain: ‘What’s new, you always do.’

Anyway. This month I interviewed Rachel who runs the online support community Sprout & Co. I first met her through my blog when she commented on my post entitled ‘Reappropriation’. She has always dreamed of becoming a mother and although she hasn’t had a baby yet (or as she cutely calls it: ‘a Sprout’), her self-transformation and positivity is an inspiration. I love this Buddhist motto she lives her life by:

In the end only three things matter:

… how much you loved,

… how gently you lived, and

… how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.

Do have a read of her uplifting answers to my questions here because I guarantee they’ll uplift you too.

And on the subject of uplifting thoughts, I’ve just had a bloody brilliant brainwave. Maybe this month’s Fertility Proust can cover December too. Well, it is about ‘Sprouts’ after all and you couldn’t get more seasonal than that. So pencil January for your next instalment and give me the Christmas gift of crossing something off my very long to do list!