I feel lucky that I didn't have a bunch of friends that headed down the aisle before me and I didn't have to sit back and contain my jealously as they grew baby bumps. It's hard to sit back and wonder when it will be your turn as your friends leave you behind.
Actually, I usually feel a bit less ambitious than my friends from high school and college because I got married and had a baby. I'm very proud of my friends... so many of them are doing exciting things with their lives. Living in foreign countries, politics, dolphin training, film making and directing, med school, law school. I have such ambitious friends that I feel like total slacker because I only have a BS and MS degrees in engineering.
I wonder if they think about me say to themselves, "Too bad Amanda is so tied down with her husband and baby."
Their ambition has been manifested in their careers. But I was diagnosed with complete anovulation and PCOS as a teenager. I was smart enough and good in school... I wasn't ever worried about what I would 'do' with my life, I was worried I wouldn't have a child to share it with. So my ambition was put into having a family.
So I have never done so many of the exciting things many of my friends have been able to do, but I have been ambitious. I'm happy about where I am in life, and that's what matters.
Hey, are you reading this? Then you are a reader of my blog and you should try to win my ovary by leaving a comment about yourself in the post below before Friday! Google tells me I have 54 followers (not that you have to be a follower... just a reader), so I'm expecting a few more comments.