Sometimes it is easy to feel that I was born in the wrong time period. I feel that my personality was made for reading books, wandering fields, wearing pretty dresses, and playing the piano. I would have made an excellent Bennett sister.
But I keep thinking about a conversation I had with some of my girlfriends a few weeks ago. One friend wants to be a doctor, the other two of us have dreams of getting our PHD's. We talked about how we want all of these things, but that we also want a family. How do you balance kids and education? My friend Katie had a good point. She said something like, "To me, we live in the first time period ever on this earth where women have the same opportunities as men. I can't pretend that I wasn't born during this time for nothing."
I was inspired by that, and still am. I want kids. A whole house full. But I also can't help but think that I can do anything I want to do - kids or not.
Do any of you struggle with the same thoughts? It is so frustrating/liberating.