Not that long ago I've realised I was getting increasingly irrational and impatient with my career choices: because I was trying to squeeze in all of my ambition into the next 3 years, my perceived timeline before I *should* have my first child. Naturally that created artificial stress and a vicious cycle of feeling like a failure because I'm not moving fast enough.
I've always wanted to have children eventually (it's my choice to do that), but now that I'm 31, I'm feeling the pressure from my biological clock. As someone who is pretty ambitious and career-oriented, I never thought about this conflict and this race with time, but it has finally caught up with me. Can you relate?
The more women I talk to about this, the more I see that we're all kind of lost when it comes to navigating this situation. We are all figuring out as we go, hoping that we've considered all of the variables and that we've picked the right way to do it. So I've decided to research this topic further - and write a book with my findings (oooh ambition! I've stopped myself at least 3 times from adding the word "potentially" there).
What has your experience been like with career/children? What career decisions have you made/are you planning to make becuase you've choden to have children? Did you have an unusual story or do you know of anyone who has? Please let me know below!
I've also created a form to get some statistics on the subject, please fill it out if this is an interesting topic for you: https://forms.gle/ny9brQtSBeUX4ML4A