I never wanted to have children. I didn’t even play with baby dolls as a child.
And it’s not that I don’t like children. On the contrary, I love them. I just didn’t want to be a mother.
And I never regretted my decision. I realise almost everyday it was the right thing for me to do.
Actually, when I look around me I wonder how many children were desired and planned. I dare to guess it’s a low percentage, and that more parents would admit they regret having children if they were really honest.
Not having children, especially in developing countries, seems to be the smartest decision in almost every possible way, but the main reason for me was that I wanted to dedicate my energy and time to my career and to myself.
I was lucky enough to find someone who shared my views. Most women are not so lucky.
I hate that motherhood is imposed upon most of us all over the world. I am sure this is a tool to keep women from progressing and achieving equity.