The big difference between these regrets and those of women who regret having married too soon is that while one can end a marriage, one can’t turn back time:
I wish a more balanced view of womanhood had been available to me. I wish that being a housewife or a mother wasn’t such a toxic idea to middle-class liberals of yesteryear. Increasing numbers of my feminist friends are giving up their careers for love and children and baking. I wish I’d had kids ten years ago, when time was on my side, but the problem is not so much time as mentality. I made a conscious decision not to have serious relationships because I thought I had all the time in the world.
In love, life, and business, the window of opportunity is always of limited duration. I, for one, am quite glad that Spacebunny was intelligent enough to know that she did not have all the time in the world when we first met.