Post # 1
I’m only 22 but some days I feel like there is so much to do and not enough time. I’m just finishing up my first or second year of college just to get my associates and I have SO much schooling left to do if I want to teach college level English. SO and I reallly want to go overseas and move there for a period of time, if not a long long time. I’m trying to decide if I want to get a job before going TTC.
But sometimes I freak out about my age. I know I’m not that old, but I feel so old when I think about all these things I have yet to do. I love babies and would love to have one not long after we got married. But both us want to go back to school, a university, and I don’t see that happening.
Anyone feel the same way? How did you handle it? When is a good time to have babies?
Post # 3
Handle it? Just live, day to day. That’s life.
I’m an old soul. I’ve felt old and not part of my generation for most of my life, though sometimes now I do feel my age.
Post # 4
I was married with a baby by age 23, so yeah I definitely feel old sometimes. A lot of my friends were partying it up while I was nursing an infant. Not that I’d trade a moment of it, but it does skew your perception a little.
I just wake up every day determined to be a good, productive person.
Post # 5
@KatyElle: I’m always on the go, and couldn’t be happier that way!
Post # 6
@SweetRose2011: That’s good. You should enjoy your time while you’re young. Babies are great but you have LOTS of time.
Post # 7
I’m 25 and frequently think of “that generation” when I think about this 23-year-old guy that works in my office. I’m married, own a house, have a dog, and am TTC. It just doesn’t feel like I’m the same generation as someone who’s still living at home with his mom (or even, for that matter, my 29-year-old sister who’s still living the single life).
Post # 8
@SweetRose2011: I can definitely relate to you! I started my associates degree at 22 and I am just finishing up (I’m 24). I will go to a University when I get finished after this quarter. I have so many friends that I went to highschool with that are still out partying and doing their own thing and not even thinking about settling down but I’m happy with my life and my Fiance. I know that I will get to do everything that I want to do if I apply myself!
Post # 9
Let me start off by saying you have plenty of time! For me, I couldn’t imagine having a baby at that age. At 22 I was transferring to university. I graduated when i was 24, then started teaching credential school, meet my husband at 26, tried living somewhere new, worked for a few years, didn’t get married until I was 33 (we were together 7 1/2 years before marriage). I am now 34 and pregnant for the first time! I couldn’t imagine having a baby (or being married for that matter) in my 20s. For me, my 20s were about having fun, traveling extensively, getting my education, etc. I am so glad I didn’t miss out on those experiences.
All that being said, those were MY life choices! Each person gets to choose the path that is right for them! No matter which path you choose, enjoy the journey!
Post # 10
Sometimes I feel old – and I’m only 25 (FI is 28) e moved to TX to be with my stepson last summer so I became an instant mom to a 4 year old – and when I put him to bed at 8pm then go to bed myself – even on a Friday night – it seems like forever ago that Friday nights involved drinking games and bar hopping LOL Luckily his momma picks him up some weekends so Fiance and I can act our age once in a while :o)