Post # 31
- How old were you/will you be when you have children?
Im currently 30, about to start my MSc in a different country, so at earliest we will be TTC in a couple of years.
- How did/will having a child impact your career goals?
I work in the oil industry, currently in a mid-level position with tons of potential, so this definitely influenced in my decision. Our plan when we got married was to TTC when we turned 30 (a couple of months ago), but I decided to go for my MSc in Energy instead (on a full scholarship)
- Did/are you planing children around your career goals?
Yes, as explained in the point before. I didn’t initially but I turned out to be pretty good in my field, I love what I do and it surely pays the bills. However, I will not let my career stop me from reaching my other goals, particularly having a baby, so no matter how good I’m doing, I’m having a baby at 35 (the latest)
- Do you wish you had children at a different point in your career? (i.e., wish you were younger/older)
Sometimes I wish I had done it younger, but I have really enjoyed my life and have great plans for the following years, so, not really.
Post # 33
How old were you/will you be when you have children?
Hopefully our first will arrive next winter. I just started on a new career path with the company I’ve been with for the last couple of years, so we think it’s wise to let me settle into the role first.
How did/will having a child impact your career goals?
It’s hard to say. My job will allow me to work from home, but I won’t exactly be able to take our child(ren) to meetings and on sales calls during the work-week. If I’m being completely honest, the older I get, the more I want to stay home with babies, teach them, watch them grow, and just be that stay at home mom that loves it. My dream life would be staying home with my babies and writing children’s books. But I am flexible. I’ll do what I have to do.
Did/are you planning children around your career goals?
We mainly planned children around our home. Now that we’re moving into our family home, kids are on the menu. In our tiny duplex, it was kind of out of the question.
Do you wish you had children at a different point in your career? (i.e., wish you were younger/older)
I thought I’d have kids at 25/26, but I have no regrets. I needed to grow up, and Darling Husband and I have had 8 wonderful years to ourselves and now we are completely ready to start a family.