This Blog Post was originally published on the platform "writelier" (formerly "co-writers" and "200wordsaday"). Sadly the blogging platform was discontinued. I downloaded all my blog posts and prepared them to be republish them here.
Many of my coworkers are currently in the baby producing phase. Since I started working at the Company I was at several "Storch aufstellen" (set up a stork), is is a tradition here in Austria. Basically, every worker who's wife gave birth will receive a wooden stork on the day the baby is born or the day after.
Also, when the women are away on maternity leave they sometimes show up with the babies at the company. Which put's a smile on every face.
I also saw a bunch of pregnant women in my Paramedic life. Most of them because they were about to give birth to a child. Only a few I can remember called because of problems.
But, sometimes, when I see a couple with a baby or a child and how fortunate they look, it puts a small sting into me. I am jealous.
I know all the downsides of having a child and all the obligations that come with it, but sometimes I feel a little bit sad, as I can't enjoy those feelings for a child right now.
I know, I am only 24 and I don't have a Girlfriend. I know my life is just at the beginning, but I feel like I should be at another stage of life right now.
But if I think about a co-worker, which is also one of my best friends, he and his wife just had a baby a few years ago, when he was 32.
So I know, I have plenty of time, but sometimes I don't feel like it.