Motherhood. No Thank You!

I’ve noticed something funny going on in my circle of female friends. These women are powerful and majestic. These women are on inspiring life journeys. These women I love.

These women are really, really, really putting off birthing their babies. And by putting off I mean, there isn’t even a twinkle in their eye! In fact they are actively recoiling away from motherhood. And that’s the thing, it’s not that they are afraid of pregnancy and birth. No. That’s not it at all. They are reluctant to embark on that big, transformational voyage into the unknown. Into Motherhood. Motherhood has become the elephant in the room as the clock ticks through their thirties.

And I’ve been thinking about that lately, about why they want to delay? Why they want to soak up every last minute of decadent childlessness? Why they don’t want to diverge off their own singular path. Why they aren’t ready to give up the capricious freedoms. And I’ve answered my own question in three sentences.

Hmmm. This isn’t going how I had planned…

So what is it that I really want to say to all those magnificent women out there? The ones who think about having children and feel intrepidation. The ones who develop a cold sweat when they come with me to do the school run. You know who you are!!

I want to say this.

Motherhood is like opening up a room in your mind that you never knew was there. Motherhood is like the universe expands. Motherhood is like jumping off a bridge and finding you have wings.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

I’d love to hear your biggest, most beautiful surprise about motherhood, please comment below x