Ok. So I chose a path for my life.
Initially, I was in an MA program and looking to complete my PhD, have kids, and be a working mom
I completed my MA, got pregnant, and never went back
I became a homeschool mom last year, and after some hefty family crises these past years, I feel that for MY little family, I need to be at home right now. Its not the answer for everyone, my mom worked and that was right for my parents.
Being a SAHM never bothered me until recently. Now that I am 35, I am seeing a lot of my friends who are working moms get to some great places in their career... I have friends who just passed their medical boards, who just got tenure, and who have made partner in law firms.
And... I feel sort of left behind.
I have to keep telling myself 2 things... this is my path... don't try to live someone else's life! Right here, right now, I am where I need to be.
2- Life changes in an instant, and in 5 or 10 years, I may very well be in a PhD program or working at a fantastic job.