We met some new people today, they are young (very young) newlyweds and live two doors down across the street. This is good, because EVERYONE I KNOW IS PREGNANT. Okay, not everyone. I've just heard news recently of 7+ people I know being knocked up, and at least one trying. That is a lot! Don't worry, if you are part of that group, I'll only dislike you for 10-20 seconds.
I feel very lucky that no one gives us a hard time about not starting a family yet. Mostly when people find out how young I am, I hear more good-for-you's than nagging questions of why not. Reality is, I still have 1.5 years left of school, and A is about to go back and will be another 3-4 years. And I'm still just 2 years into adulthood anyway, not in any hurry.
It is hard though. I know kids are hard. I know your life changes forever when you have them. I know that they cost a lot of money. I know they are non-returnable. I still looooove babies. And kids. I think being the youngest and not having any younger siblings has magnified this. I'm excited for when I'm at that point in my life. I'm excited to see A as a daddy, and excited for the whole experience. This is why it is hard to hear that exciting news from friends, because it is (sometimes a little) hard that we're not quite there yet.
That being said, I love where we are at right now. I love going to Disneyland on a whim, I love being able to go out without having to pay someone to stay at home with kids, I love not having clean up poop/drool/throw-up/toys/other messes, I love going to school and working, I love having A all to myself. I just have to remind myself of all of these things regularly. I also have to persuade A to get me a puppy despite my allergies, and make some new friends who are not married yet/just newleyweds/anyone without kids. Any volunteers?