I want to share with you all an ‘A-ha moment’ I had over the weekend while enjoying a catch-up brunch session with a friend of mine 🙂
The topic of discussion was about relationships and it quickly led to the societal exceptions of women to have to get married and have kids by a certain age. While we both agreed that we were happy with our friends who have chosen this path we were still both aggravated with the pressures that we felt were brought upon us via their comments.
The thing is sometimes when your friends get married and have kids they expect you to do the same and especially around the same time. This just isn’t fair. Everyone has their own timeline and everyone has their own subjective definition of happiness!
There is no need to feel pity for those who choose to stay single or choose not to have kids, Why? Because life is all about choices and we should have the freedom to make them as women (without the judgement of others). I have seen this over and over again, where these kinds of pressures really mess up powerful women, who then unfortunately choose to settle in an unhappy relationship.
So let go of judgment especially of those who choose to live a different life than what you consider to be ‘normal’ because happiness isn’t a formula and it’s very much subjective.