…but don’t take it from me. Take it from a woman who has had two abortions:
So much of life is a gamble, and I think I might have had as good a chance of staying together with the first guy as I did with my ex-husband. And I am not sure that my life would have turned out worse if I had had kids early. I am not sure it would have turned out better. I’m not even sure it would have been that different.
You never know, not really. There is little certainty. But there are some certain truths: It’s very hard to have an abortion. And, there is not a perfect time to have kids.
Life is a gamble, and yet we all seem to want to sign on the dotted line: Successful career by age XX, husband by age YY, 2.5 kids precisely when I am ready. I don’t think it works this way.
Brigitte couldn’t agree more: I can’t even manage to get rice pudding right – it’s either too thick or not enough, I never get it just so. And it only involves a handful of ingredients on a stove over which I exercise full control. Imagine trying to micromanage Life…by