“All of a sudden I am living outside the lines and I had never lived outside the lines. Anytime you go against your norm and who you are, there is a level of fear that comes with that. As I pushed through that I felt more of the fear subside and felt more empowerment. It was close to a two-year transition but eventually the empowerment overrode the fear."
Today's episode is with one of my dear friend's Krista who is a child-free powerhouse of a woman. Her story read like a romance novel all the girls wanted to read. Successful career, dream husband and youth on her side for kids quickly to follow but one thing remained. Despite accomplishing all the things society told her she needed to, this wasn’t the life she wanted so she had the courage to flip the script.
A self-proclaimed “list maker/check box marker offer” Krista shares her story about how realizing she didn’t want kids led to her divorce,how rebuilding her life required a complete 180 and how the support of family and friends is critical when a women talks about not wanting kids.