The past couple weeks have passed with relatively little to write about here. I have become (or maybe I already was) a mundane blogger.
I am starting to have the first real pangs of fear of being old. I think at some point, most women take a look at their 5-10 year plan and realize a few things.
First, that 25 is QUITE young, no matter what those college kids think. (Just the fact that I refer to them as kids now completely negates my point here.)
Secondly, we have to realize the whole child-bearing age thing. This is most depressing and quite daunting to me. If you are a woman of 25, it seems you have about 10 socially-acceptable years to squeak out a family, plus or minus a couple years. I know, that's a whole decade, but I remember going to homecoming sophmore year in high school like it was yesterday. So right now, the time line is looking something like this:
1. Meet Boy
2. Date for a couple years (2)
3. Get Engaged (1)
4. Get Married
5. Have a couple years as newly-weds (2)
6. Start on baby-making project #1
7. Wait a couple years (2)
8. Start on baby-making project #2
That is a lot to do in 10 years! I mean there are variations obviously, people can date for less time, maybe get lucky and have twins your first go-around, elope, etc... But for the most part, that is something about what "The Plan" looks like to most straight women my age I think. (Let me know if I'm wrong, or let's admit it, freaking you out)
Thirdly, what about the other things I want to do in my life? Going to grad school, living and working in Europe, being on a [reputable] reality show, getting my professional license, etc. seems to fit most appropriately before the whole kids thing. Let's face it, who wants to study cement mixes with a screaming newborn on their hands. (Actually, who wants to study cement mixes period, but that's another issue for another day...) That seems like a lot to do in ten years.
I do like to plan things, so it is my nature to want to find an advantageous order of events.
However, I'm at a loss on this.
Let me know if you have any suggestions.
Oh, and I didn't add the part about wanting to be a wildly successful business women, for the sake of simplicity (and sanity).