Thoughts on My Biological Clock
On my next birthday, I will be turning 35! It is still several months away, but as we all know, several months equals the blink of an eye. With this birthday in the near future, I've started thinking about my biological clock. In other words, do I want to have a child?
I have given the baby question some consideration and have one very clear answer- I don't know. I don't feel the invisible weight of a baby in my arms. And I don't necessarily envy parents I see in public, sometimes they look exhausted and frustrated at their kids. Yet, I've also seen kids bring complete joy to their parents with their frank honesty (kids do say the darndest things), insane curiosity, and appreciation for life's simple pleasures (honestly, who knew a remote control could be that exciting?!).
I know there is much more to having a child than my above assessment, but for me it is a starting point for the question. What I do know is that I am incredibly grateful to have the time and space to think about it. And I am also grateful for the knowledge that however this question is answered, I am excited for the path ahead.
I am curious to hear how other women view the possibility of having a child or not... does any one out there feel certain they do not want to have a child? Also, are there women like me who fall into the "I don't know" camp? I'm also really curious to hear from older women who made the decision either way to have or not have children. Feel free to leave a comment!
photo credit: Noah Silliman