baby and doctor

Choosing to become a parent is kind of like choosing to become a doctor.

It is a very noble job, you can improve people’s lives and make a real difference in the world. 

It is also a very important job – one that requires compassion, problem solving skills, decision making skills and a good sense of humor.  It can be empowering and exciting and fulfilling and miraculous, every day.

It is also a very challenging job – you work very long hours, need to be “on call” anytime, react to scary situations, make difficult choices and potentially huge mistakes.  It can be exhausting and frustrating and stressful and devastating, every day.

It’s not for everyone.

If the thought of being a parent doesn’t make your heart leap, that is okay.

You don’t have to become a parent…..just like you don’t have to become a doctor.

You can impact the world in another way.

I won’t judge you.