Under pressure

I know this is supposed to be a photography blog, but this time I´m gonna expand a little.

Last year I started an internal process resulting in me discovering I want to remain childfree (this is fun: wordpress spellcheck says this word is wrong! suggests ¨children¨). This conclusion was hard to express aloud in general, and my serious worries were about my boyfriend desires. Fortunately I found he feels the same way, which was a relief.

I read a lot, and still do, about this subject. Beyond all the awful things people may say about this choice, one thing that called my attention is this ¨need¨ to find a big reason. Travel the world, having a career, not gaining weight, raising a child is expensive, you had a terrible childhood, etc.  There must be a super reason why you choose this path. I thought about this during my process, because I don´t have a career or any big project that could be restraint by having children. Ok, I love to travel and probably wouldn´t be able to do it as much and far as I do now, but still, that´s not a reason not to have children.  The reason is I don´t want to, I don´t feel it. Reason enough to me.

I hear comments like: what does she do if she doesn´t have kids? I laugh at this, there´s plenty of things to do! but sometimes I feel I get  numb by work, routine and general things in life, and miss doing things I love, like my photography.

The thing is, we are always under pressure to have kids; if not, why not?; ok not having kids, then what? what is the extraordinary things you´re gonna do?

I going to be happy, just the way I am now.

I guess we should honour all the people who don´t have time or resources to do what they like (maybe because they are raising kids), and do our thing.

In 2013 I turned 30 and went to Colombia with a friend to celebrate our changing decade. I never uploaded this pics, so i´ll try to start today to show you this amazing country!

Tatacoa Desert
Tatacoa Desert
Tatacoa Desert
Tatacoa Desert
Tatacoa Desert
Tatacoa Desert
Cow Under Preasure
Cow Under Pressure
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