Ever since I was young, I knew I didn’t want children.
In my teenage years, when everyone started to talk about their future dreams and children were always coming up, I thought that it was a given to have them. So I decided that I wanted to have twins (girls) so that would have to go through all that (and I literally said it this way) shit only once. And when they were a bit older they could play with each other, and I would be out of the stress.
When I got older, I realized that that is no way to think about kids, and I also realized that having children is indeed a decision, and that I was (thankfully) free and privileged to decide against children.
I communicate my decision very freely and feel amazing with the choice. It has given me tremendous peace of mind, especially in a world like this.
I recently moved to my dream country, Iceland, and I couldn’t be happier. Being childfree has given me the freedom to do exactly what I want, without being responsible for another human being.
Although I am often met with the standard “You’ll change your mind”, everybody close in my life is generally understanding and supportive, something I am very grateful for.