Letter to my donor
"Hi! Well my name is Chantele. I was conceived in 1982 and born in 1983. I’m currently still a Year 12 student in country Victoria. I think you have already heard somethings about me through the counselor at the clinic, so I’ll try not to repeat myself!
Sorry I didn’t write to you straight away, I’m still a bit nervous about it. Mostly because I’m scared you won’t write back. But please remember you are not obligated in any way to write back to me and if you don’t I will understand :)
Well I have known since I was eight years old that I was not conceived naturally. Ever since I have known it was possible, I decided I would like to learn as much as I could about my donor – you!
My parents were originally told that the donors were all either doctors or med students. I was so relieved to finally discover that you weren’t! I could never understand why I was never interested in the medical field, even though my mum, and I thought my biological father too, was is in this profession.
I would really like to know about your personality. I think I am good at talking. I like to think that one of my skills is being able to continue a conversation with any sort of person, even if I don’t know them! But I am secretly scared of strangers.
I’ve decided to go to university next year although I’m not sure where and I’m not sure what want to study yet. Probably either Commerce or Arts (public relations or communications). At this stage (it changes every week though) I’d like to work in public relations and International Business. I’m already studying Japanese through distance education. I’ve received a distinction for this semester’s results (I missed out on a higher distinction by 2 points! Can’t complain I suppose, though, as most of the students ARE Japanese!!!). Which was ok I guess. I am definitely struggling in English (I’m sure you can see that already though!). I can’t remember if I talked about my family in my last email or not (??) Oh well you can ask me anything you’d like to know about me.
Well I better go and do some study now. Thanks for reading this.
From Chantele :)"