It’s hard. So hard for a twenty-something female living in London, knowing that the average first time buyer in the capital is in their forties, knowing that degrees are the norm and we finish education at 21, knowing that we start work, want to progress in our chosen career, buy a house, get married and THEN have kids. But is there ever going to be a right time for children?
If I set out to achieve all mentioned above, I’d be well into my thirties. However my biological alarm clock will be ringing, not to mention that I have a phobia of becoming Mary Jane.
I have plenty of friends who had children at a young age, which have set them behind slightly in their careers or studies, but once their children are older they’ll be rearing to go ahead, ahead of me who will have to take a career break just to get started with kids. Which way is easier? I don’t think there is a correct answer.
Sometimes I’m envious of those around me that have children, along with their own houses/flats and their happy family full of giggles so it seems from the outside. I do however have my career, social life and Virgin Active membership. Will I even want to take time out to have children once I start enjoying my lifestyle as an adult with money to burn and my own bachelorette pad?
Luckily I have yet to receive those “So when are you going to get married/have kids” conversations from my family so I can happily continue to discuss outfits for the next bar crawl or spend hours in WhatsApp groups dissecting the latest episode of Suits without feeling judged.
Nearly every girl dreams of their wedding day and house, and we all thought we’d be settled and happy by mid twenties (lol *sob*) when we were in primary school planning our adult lives. But this isn’t always reality anymore for Londoners especially! I definitely want a family of my own, and although we can try and be prepared financially and emotionally, life happens. So we may as well sit back and enjoy the ride.
Lizzy shares her lifestyle and opinions whilst travelling around the world.
Not only is she a young, career-focused professional, she’s a Starbucks and Zara enthusiast.
She’d like to settle down and have kids, but all in good time.