Tanja Kindler, fire manager, currently in maternity protection, does not want to lose herself in the ideal of what life should be like.
My life ten years ago was a completely different one. I was traveling a lot for work, and on the weekends I went for short trips. In great cities, the sea, I was fine. But I always thought: with my family I would feel better. When I was offered jobs in New York and London, I did not want them because I thought it was not for kids. And I did not even have a partner! But I thought: Well, it’s time to start a family, because – at the end of 30, you do it like that. Today I would say: I had no idea. And a wrong idea of me and therefore also of the man who could suit me.
This has changed only through a sabbatical. Since I was just thrown back on me and then somehow more open to others. And then someone came, he was certainly not Mr. Right, but I liked him, and that was enough for the moment. I did not intend to do more. And got pregnant. Suddenly and unexpected. It was clear to him right away: that’s it. We are now a family. I just thought: Come on, just let it go, and let’s see .
Today I am glad that it happened. We are great as a family. And we do not have the problems of couples who get to know each other as a couple and later realize that we work in pairs, but as a family we are a disaster. We now live in a house in the countryside just outside the Danish border. I still drive to the sea. Just with the stroller. All is well.
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