Perhaps I was not aggressive enough in my dating habits… I never felt the need to have a man. Ever felt that way?
Carmen Wong is the new host of Marketplace Money and she is a single parent. On one of her shows, she remarked, “You don’t need a partner to feel whole.” Listening to that bit, I said to myself, “Yes, sister, that’s true.”
Sometimes I do look wistfully at the little kids prancing around — if I could afford to support you, sugar booger, I would. In quiet moments, I do think, “yes, I would like to live with Mr. Right in a Brooklyn brownstone.” But that’s not going to happen.
NPR has run stories on the “childless by choice” trend… couples or single women who opt out of forming a family, who instead focus on living a full life without childrearing. It gives relevance to my status as a SWOK (I making this up… “single woman without kids”).