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Kelly's Korner: Lots to do before kids

Juanita Kelly-Hill

Juanita Kelly-Hill

By Juanita Kelly-Hill
Staff Writer

As a woman, there is always someone who is asking you, “When will you have kids?” or “Don't you want to have a baby before your time runs out?”

It doesn’t matter if you have achieved your goals yet, or if you are in a healthy financial or mental space yet. There will always be someone who is pressing you about starting a family. 

Before I have kids I want to travel to at least 20 countries outside of the United States before the idea crosses my mind. 

Here is a list of the top 20 places I absolutely have to visit first:

  1. Japan 
  2. Greece 
  3. Maldives 
  4. Jamaica
  5. Honduras
  6. Belize
  7. Turks and Caico 
  8. Italy 
  9. France 
  10. London
  11. Egypt 
  12. India
  13. Ghana 
  14. Canada
  15. The Bahamas 
  16. Bali
  17. Dubai
  18. US Virgin Islands (Technically part of the U.S., but you know what I mean)
  19. Cayman Islands
  20. Bora Bora 

Notice I didn’t put any countries from South America or Australia because the wild life there freaks me out. 

I also feel like I need to spend my years under 30 being selfish, focusing on myself, and exploring the many things the world has to offer. 

The point of the story is to stop asking women when they’re going to have kids. You never know their plans or the battles they may struggle with. Having children is not all there is to a woman's life. 



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