Is not over. And I’m really tired of friends and strangers’ acting like my life is going to change for the worse. Or ‘for the different’ which if I hear again is going to make me punch someone in the face. Yes, my life will not be the same. But when it comes to my career and spending time with friends, my life isn’t over. In fact, to all the people that act like having children is such a drag, I’d encourage them to take a look around them at all the people/role models/career people they’ve considered ‘a success’ and tell me how many of those people do not have children. It’s something many successful women do, and if nothing else, I think it will brighten my life and encourage further creativity in ways I didn’t think were possible.
So to everyone out there contemplating whether or not they ‘will die as an individual’ as soon as they welcome a little one, trust me, we’ve got enough success stories out there to prove the exact opposite. And in 20-30 years, what success means to all of us will be incredibly different, but I would imagine ‘success’ will mean to be enriched tremendously through life experiences.