I haven’t considered it yet, but I have been more quick to call guys out on mocking the ‘biological clock’. I think it’s really sexist to make it sound like you just flip a switch at a certain age. It’s more like the realities of a persons age, career, and financial stability weigh on them in general as they get older, and women have to a lot more factors to weigh than men do when it comes to balancing time off from work and a baby.
I declined being a bridesmaid a few years ago and it ruined the friendship. I was working two hourly part time jobs and couldn't even afford to make it to the bridal shower. Not to mention the pay I was going to miss and the travel costs for being in a destination city for the wedding and a whole week of events leading up to it. I was really not expecting to wind up with an estranged friend though. Some people really are clueless about money, and feel so entitled to their friends time that they simply expect them to make it work so they can be part of it, which is not fair and at odds with a lot of people's financial reality.
@chic noir He is like the voice of a generation? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Josh Trout is basically the Millenial Holden Caulfield. :D
@Marille I feel like all the 'but artists don't' or the 'artists are like this: ' statements on Billfold come from not-artists.
Maybe there should be an 'ask an artist'? column? I like this How I Do Money a lot: http://thebillfold.com/2013/08/a-conversation-with-an-artistnonprofit-worker-about-her-money/
There are as many different assumptions about artists and how they create art as there are artists and different ways to create.
@raptoresq I try not to lifestyle judge, but am still shaking my head a little going, this person is married? Their family hasn't cut them off yet? Wow. They are amazingly supportive and trusting. I can't imagine anything more stressful than spending two years moving back and forth across the country going from LOL BROKE situation to LOL BROKE situation. Is this person the 'new Logan' on the Billfold.
@ceereelyo I wouldn't have known about it either, except I know someone who had her wedding in Mexico because the groom's family is there, and there was a big culture gap over the registry since they're not used to having those where his family was from.