As a woman without kids, how do you fill the “void”? Where do you focus your energies, and more importantly, how would you rate the degree of fulfillment derived from such hobbies and interests?
Some of us find ourselves in the position of being a step mom (which is an entirely blog-worthy subject of its own), while some of us pour ourselves into our careers in search of feeling validated and a sense of self-worth. Others turn to mentoring a child as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters or playing Auntie to our nieces and nephews and children of friends. And even others choose to be moms to critters with four legs, volunteer our time at worthwhile causes, take up new hobbies or perfect old ones. But is that enough? Are we feeling fulfilled and rewarded at the end of the day?
From my perspective, we never really fill the void but rather seal it in our minds, leave it all together and move on to find ways that we can make a positive impact upon others and in the meanwhile, feel a sense of joy, self -worth and fulfillment.
What say you?