I’ve recently had surgery to become sterilized due to the political climate in my country.
I’ve decided that if there is even the smallest chance of resentment towards a child for me not being able to do the things I wanted to do, a child simply is not worth having.
I’ve come to the realization that life is too short to spend my time doing anything but the things that make me happy, and me being childfree was the most conducive way to live that life.
I’m still mourning the circumstances that led up to this surgery, because why possess fertility if I can’t have 100% control over whether or not I bring life into this world? But I have no regrets about my decision and am thrilled about the prospect of loving on my friends, family, and myself with minimal distractions!
To me, being childfree is the ultimate expression of self-love and peace.