In this months Washingtonian, Hannah Seligson covers the issue of being twentysomething today while pushing off major life events for a better career in her article, “Are Twentysomethings Expecting Too Much?” The piece highlights several Washington residents in the midst of marriage, relocation, and job transition.
“There are obvious downsides to getting married and having children young—for many women, it short-circuits their careers entirely—and women have made huge gains in the workplace since my grandmother’s time. But the cruel joke of modern womanhood is that my career will probably peak just as it’s time to start a family. This raises more questions: How long should my fiancé, Andrew, and I wait? Should we risk running out my biological clock and needing fertility treatments? If we can afford them, that is.”