13 May 2013

Our D.I.N.K. Philosophy

My partner and I met and fell in love before learning the full depth of our dreams, goals and desires; as it should be. When the romantic dust settled, we had time to talk we learned that we both saw a child-free, non-car, living-within-the-means existence as the way to go.

He's 20+ years into his profession and comfortable with his financial place in the world. I am 5+ years in to my professional life and content with mine as well.

We've chosen to live in an urban setting where we can walk or bike to food, entertainment, work, and shopping. If we need to drive we use our household car-sharing membership and share a white-knuckled drive to parts beyond our city limits; seriously, I haven't owned a car since 2006 and he hasn't had one for over 20 years---it's scary when either of us drive.

We haven't completely given up on the idea being parents--we just have no desire to birth biological children. However, we're open to fostering a child and sharing our financial and educational attainment with a child.

That's it in a nutshell.