I am so happy to have found this website!
I've been so torn
between having a family and becoming a surgeon. All my life, I've wanted
to become a surgeon, and I've never imagined myself doing anything
else. However, family is super important to me and nothing would make me
happier than being able to pass on my knowledge to a child or two.
Given my career goals, I probably would only be able to have one child.
But I'm still so confused about whether or not I should even have
children. I love children but am too young to really gauge whether or
not I want one of my own.
I plan on taking a few gap years
between undergrad and med school, however even after two years out of
undergrad, I'll only be 23 -- I don't know if this will be enough time
for me to even find love, let alone a supportive husband and potential
father of my children! I don't know if I want to extend my gap from two
years to five so I can start a family. I don't know if I should wait
until I'm out of residency. I just don't know. And I've found it so hard
to seek guidance. Your website helps so much.
It's crazy how
much my passion will impact my ability to have a family. But I'm
learning so much just going through the blogs, and I'm looking forward
to hearing more from you all. I'm so glad I'm not alone.
By the way, I'm 19 and a sophomore in college.