I just need to let out this huge feel of relief. I’m 22 and for the past month I’ve had a vasectomy scheduled for July 23, next Saturday.
I’ve told my mom and my 20 year old brother the day I made the appointment and consultation, been open to them about it. I just couldn’t tell my dad because I was antsy about hearing his response due to him leaning more toward babies are not a burden perspective.
Anyways the conversation went well, he was calm and stoic about it. Told me the usual things I’ve took into consideration such as old age care, fulfillment, future lovers, loneliness, etc… Overall I felt like he understood me, he understood that I don’t see myself becoming a parent ever, and that my personality is not suited for one plus I didn’t mention of course the obvious bleak state of the present and future of the world. He’s known for a while that I’m childfree and this decision will solidify my choice being childfree to everyone else who asks me about children. We hugged and wished each other goodnight. I had my mom chime in and both my parents are overall supportive of my decision. I’m happy for that. They aren’t the best but they are great parents.
I just feel relieved. Like I’m taking control of my life and dropping burdens off my back. July 23 I’ll be dropping off the stress burden of getting my girlfriend pregnant. I’m happy about my dad being cool about it and not bingo me or say something that would be against my choices. Overall I’m excited and look forward to a better lifestyle, one choice and day at a time.