For as long as I could remember, having children was never my first thought. I dreamed of traveling the world, seeing exotic places and swimming with animals. I craved and still crave adventure. Always have and probably always will.
I was raised by a strong woman who told me that I could do and be whoever I wanted. With no siblings or cousins to play with, I created a world of make-believe and fantasy. A world where I was Indiana Jones searching for the lost artifact of an ancient tribe. That was the life I wanted to live.
I will be the first to admit that I am somewhat selfish with my life. There… I said it. The thought of having children just doesn’t excite me like it does for other women. Maybe the cards will change for me in a few years, but that just might be how the cookie crumbles. And I am ok with that.
So, what is a Hip Cool Aunt? Well… She’s the type of gal to take you to all the cool places that speak to your soul. The places you imagined as a little girl. The gifts she gives you are always the best because she truly understands who you are and who you’re meant to be. She constantly inspires you of the little things in life and to enjoy each day to the fullest.
This is who I want to be for my niece, Brooklyn.
Being surrounded by not one but THREE Hip Cool Aunts, I’d say it really is who I was meant to be.