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April 29, 2016
I have a cool job. I get to travel to faraway places like Panama and Africa, without
ever leaving my basement office in suburban Cleveland. For some, this might seem
like being ‘short-changed,’ but I am also 7 months pregnant, with two other children
under the age of three running around my house upstairs. My chances of actually
getting on a plane at this point are pretty slim. I sit in my comfy office chair, a few
days per week, and help students advance their academic careers and expand their
horizons, while wearing slippers and a big sweater, no suitcase or packing involved.
I feel lucky. Seriously!!
Whether you are at the point of having children, or not even close, I can promise you
that, if you decide to move forward with family life, there will come a time when you
will live vicariously through the free and unattached. Expanding your horizons via
an international trip will easily be 15-20 years in your distant future (probably
during the ‘empty nest’ years,) and you are grateful for the vicarious thrill of
boarding a plane to an unknown adventure. You wish that you could tell the anxious
young people that the uncertainly of whether or not there is indoor plumbing, or
whether or not mosquito repellant will be provided, does not even touch the
uncertainty of parenting, or even childbirth, for that matter.
I had my adventurous years before marriage and children and I see now how I
undervalued some of my exciting experiences. Youth really is wasted on the young!
Those experiences need to be treasured. However, all of this being said, I would not
give up the adventure of parenting my beautiful children for anything… although
sometimes it is nice to imagine that I am going on a tour of the Panama Canal,
instead of wiping poopy off my kids’ tushies for the 500th time.
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