February 15, Los Altos, CA: Lots of my friends have children. My sister has two. I have been around plenty of kids and seen that it can be simultaneously the most wonderful and challenging responsibility you can take on. Kids are great and adorable (obviously). One of the best things about having so much time off was the fact that I was able to become closer to some of my friends' kids. It opened me up a bit to interacting with them. And I love being around them, reading to them, chatting with them....so much more than I used to. But it also brings up lots of thoughts for me. One, I am still not much closer to my sister's kids. And two, I am not sure whether I want children of my own. As I've gotten older, I have thought more and more about adoption, but I don't know if raising kids is something I want to do or not.