It was a question I got asked a lot while on the road, and a question that you might also encounter one day if you choose to travel solo. Yes I am alone. Yes I do want to be a mom and plan on having kids one day. No I am not worried that I will wait too long and never find anyone or be able to have babies, and thanks for making me feel like a shriveling old spinster instead of the active, adventure seeking thirty-year old woman I am. Whatever happened to “thirty, flirty, and thriving?”
Surrounded by 8 of my 14 nieces and nephews as I take a break momentarily from wandering the globe to visit family, I feel priorities begin to shift around me and I wonder if it’s time to finally choose a place to plant some roots for a while. This paradigm shift has made me question the very passion that has been driving me for the last two years of my life! Can I really be a mom and travel at the same time? Or will I finally have to give up travel and find a place to settle down?