I didn’t think twice

by Anonymous

February 8, 2022

Growing up, I never wanted kids. Everyone around me would play “mom” or dream about being a mom, but not me. When I became a teenager/young adult, I still felt the same. Everyone around me said I’d change my mind and honestly, I don’t think I ever will.

I grew up Christian and had a strong faith. In my head, abortion was wrong. I was on birth control in high school and it messed with my body so much that I vowed to never take it again. Flash forward a few years and I was 22 in a serious relationship. I missed my period and didn’t think I could ever be pregnant but sure enough, the test was positive. I didn’t think twice, I didn’t freak out. I just called Planned Parenthood and made an appointment the next day. It didn’t feel any different than making an appointment to get antibiotics for something. I just showed up the next day and did it.

I never felt sad, or mad, or anything really. I just took care of it and went on my way. I still refuse to get on birth control, my boyfriend and I are just more careful now. I don’t regret it, I probably never will. I don’t see myself ever having kids, and that’s okay.

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