This weekend was a special one. We had the entire family over for dinner. And because everyone lives so far away, dinner always turns into breakfast. We spent the night talking, laughing, eating and drinking, but also putting together a 1,000 pieces puzzle. No phones, no tvs, just good music and good conversation. Even the kids joined us. It was wonderful to spend quality time and not just looking at a screen. I hope we get to do this more often. I would love to have my Brazilian family over one day too.
And of course, as in every social event, the question always comes up, what about babies? When are we having, do we even want kids? I really don’t mind the question. I think it’s a natural curiosity. Especially because we married a long time time ago, eleven years to be precise. But I was very young, and having just turned 30 last year, I am in no rush for kids. I do want my career to feel a little more stable first. We are also still considering adoption. Many things need to fall in place first and we take this decision very seriously. I never want to resent my kids in any way because they came in the way of my personal goals, I want to be happy taking time off from work, enjoying every minute they are home before school starts. A lot of this might sound unrealistic but I know myself, and my work is very important to me. I want motherhood to complete me, not substitute my current passions. And for that, one needs a lot of planning. Who knows, maybe next year I will feel ready.
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