I grew up with the stigma that you date the love of your life for a few years, get married (preferably in your early 20s), and have kids (also preferably in your 20s).
However, as I've grown up, I've learned that that isn't always the case. I know girls who got pregnant in their teens with baby daddies they aren't with anymore. I know young couples who dated for only a few months before getting engaged.
I'm pretty sure I got a wedding invite from a high school friend last summer, too. She's my age!
The other day my dad told me that one day, I'll get married. Then, I'll have kids and he'll be a granddad. First of all, what? Slow down there. I've barely survived college.
There's really no right or wrong way of - well - growing up. The same can be said for girls who don't care to be mothers someday.
I grew up wanting a wedding, and then not really caring about it. I'm not big on social gatherings. I also grew up wanting a family of my own someday. Now, I'm not too sure.
I love babies, but any older? No thank you. Also, not to be that girl but why would I want to bring a kid into this messed up world?
There's a number of reasons why I don't want kids. At least not right now or anytime soon. That doesn't make me a bad person either. And it's okay if you feel the same way as I do.
Not every girl was meant to be a mom. Motherhood isn't for everyone, so don't feel pressured to do something you don't want to do or aren't ready to do. There's no set guideline or rules for you to follow. You're in charge of you.