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“The idea that motherhood is inherently somehow a threat to creativity is just absurd.” TELEGRAPH
As a 29 year old, heterosexual, female, freelance writer currently working on my first piece of long-form creative fiction, I didn’t expect falling pregnant to come as such a boost to my writing career. While studying Creative Arts at Sydney University my lecturers weren’t shy about stating that if I wanted a successful career in the arts – I should NEVER have Children!
People warned me. Many people told me to wait.
Some friends with kids complained about the slump in their career and the problems they’ve had finding time to write. I had a good friend actually tell me I had, ‘ruined my life.’ But falling pregnant hasn’t ruined my life or my work, in fact, it’s been quite the opposite.
I have a due date. It’s locked in. I now have a deadline for when there will be a new person arriving into our world. I want to make that world is as excellent as possible. Before I fell pregnant I worried such an impending date would fill me with fear, stress and anxiety about the end of my life.