So, you must be wondering “Who is Wannabe Mama?”. Well I’m not going to tell you, at least I’m not going to disclose my identity. But what I can tell you a bit about myself…
At the point of starting this blog I was a 33-year-old, well educated, professional living and working in London, UK. I had reached a stage in my life where my biologically clock is ticking so loudly that, after years of failed relationships and disappointments, I decided to make my dream of motherhood come true on my own – not only did I wanna be a mama, I wanted be a single mother by choice (SMBC, also known as a “choice mum”).
That plan didn’t work out. I found out I had some fertility issues and that going it alone just wasn’t going to be feasible for me, and I “accepted” (or so I thought) that being a mama just wasn’t on the cards for me. I felt like I wasn’t going to meet someone to start a family with anytime soon, and I questioned whether I would even meet someone at all (or at least someone willing to take on me and my defective womb).
Roll forward 5 years and boy have things changed! I’m 38 now, and I traded London for Spain. I also met someone (now my husband!) and he rekindled my hopes for motherhood – defective womb or not, we are embarking on a journey towards parenthood. Maybe that will be biological parenthood, maybe we will end up taking another route… who knows!! Nevertheless, I’m excited (even if a little scared) to be continuing on this journey and I’m here to share my story as a place to journal my thoughts and feelings, and in the hope that I’ll meet some supportive readers to take along for the ride.