I was so afraid to even read a paper in front of my classmates. It is very funny because at that point my teachers would never have believed that I could speak in front of an audience of over 2,000 people.
If we focus on the minuses, we go down the spiral. But if we are able to focus on the pluses, we can become stronger and put more meaning into our life.
I think all women want to feel sexy and confident yet comfortable at the same time in what they wear.
I used to work all the time, and now if there is a wedding, there's a concert, I'm there.
I talk to Simon, I write to him. I never used to write a diary. But now I'm writing a diary to him. I think it's not just me, but lots of others, family and friends, can still feel him around.
I've learned a couple of things. And one of the things I have learned is that every experience has pluses and minuses.
I love to dance.
There are lots of things which I would love to tell him, but in some way, I also feel that I lost the person closest to me. And I got a second chance to live. So in a way I feel that I live for both of us... and I will do my best.
So, we have choice, and sometimes it seems very hard, but the best way to heal physically or emotionally is to keep positive.
I can dance for, like, four or five hours nonstop without even drinking water. It's a beautiful, beautiful thing.
I grew up under Communism so we could only learn Russian, and then when Communism fell in 1989 we could learn a few more things and have the freedom to travel and the freedom of speech - and the freedom of dreaming, really.
We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn't have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.