"NOTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL AND EVERYTHING HURT"
-Jon Bon Jovi
My dumb brother comes home from skool and plays his dumb guitar super loud and it’s the worst
JK actually it’s weird if I’m home and I don’t hear him playing so shout out to brothers who play guitar I guess
Another day, another discovery of a hot professional soccer player
Now, I’m doubtful that educated twentysomething women are itching to reform and marry every L-train Peter Pan they swipe right on Tinder. But fertility is a legitimate back-of-the-mind anxiety for many young women, and we tend to imagine (explicitly or otherwise) timelines for ourselves as we try to navigate the limitations of biology. Douthat is wrong in assuming that the challenge lies mostly in getting the Nathaniels of the world to grow up and commit. It’s a much bigger question of how women successfully combine family and career. We’re well aware that we lose fertility at a certain age, but also that we lose professional power after we have kids. This is a generation of women who were raised on movies portraying the plight of the working mother, came of age in one of the worst economies in recent history, have read dozens of trend stories about the expense and trauma of IVF, yet still hope to have “it all.” They know the tough decisions that await them in their thirties. And so, they figure, better put in the professional work now — get as far as you can before it’s time to procreate. I wasn’t surprised to read a report from the Pew Research Center last week that women in their twenties are out-earning their male colleagues. The pressure is intense: Do it all now so you can have it all later.
Literally we cannot win, women!!!(via whiskeybot)
The last thing on my mind is having kids, but “last but not least” and all that jazz. I’m going to be a student for 3 more busy, challenging years, a resident for 4+ more, and then finally start my career. At what point does family fit in if my number one goal is being a successful physician?
HOW DO PEOPLE DO THIS