I was 19 when I got pregnant with our first. Now I'm almost 24 with 2 toddlers I definitely see my non-parent friends living up their twenties and I do feel like I'm missing something. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be living a single life only having to worry about myself.
But then I talk to these friends that i have a sense of envy with, and they envy my life. They envy my beautiful marriage with our beautiful babies and I remember that living with roommates, dating through apps, stressing about a future, wondering when you'll settle down etc is so stressful. Yes their Instagram looks fun and carefree but their reality isnt so. Parenthood is also stressful and messy, so we are all equally stressed just for totally different reasons. I feel a little more lucky than my 20-something friends that I feel a sense of stability and purpose having met motherhood so young that they don't feel yet in their lives.
Cant deny that on my bad days with motherhood, I dream about a single life living in a city in a cute little studio apartment that's silent and clean always..😂