I will never depend on a man – I freeze my eggs so I can have a baby whenever I want
This career-focused feminist froze her eggs so she could have a baby on her own terms, saying she doesn’t need a man to make all her dreams come true.
Amela Smailbegovic, 37, is a real estate mogul who was featured in Forbes and has « never depended on a man for anything ».
The Orlando-based businesswoman has spent the past two decades focusing on her job, which meant marriage and babies weren’t a priority.
« I guess my main mantra has always been female empowerment and female success in business, » the gorgeous « #GirlBoss » told JamPrime.com. « Maybe that’s why I’m 37 and unmarried and settled down because I’ve been focused all my time on settling down. »
However, Smailbegovic recently realized that most of her friends are married and have children – and her desire to become a mother has finally been awakened.
During the pandemic, the Floridian recalled thinking, « ‘Oh my God, like I’m in my late thirties’…I was so focused on success and independence that I never understood that the biological clock is ticking. »
Like many other women, Smailbegovic froze her eggs during the pandemic and now has the lofty goal of getting pregnant at 39 – with or without a partner in her life.
Although she would rather her child had a « super dad », the businesswoman says she has never been constrained by convention and is not averse to being a single mother.
“I was never one of those girls who was eager to get married, settle down and have kids,” she said. « I deviate from the societal norms they impose on us and would prefer to have a loyal and healthy partnership.
“I was looking forward to uprooting my career and establishing myself. I was looking forward to having my own business – it was my driving force,” the real estate maven said again. « It’s just my personality trait, wanting to do a lot but it took time and you kind of put yourself on autopilot. »
Smailbegovic believes his background played a big part in his quest for independence and his will to succeed.
The beauty was born in the former Yugoslavia before fleeing with her family in 1994 amid a brutal civil war. Arriving in North America with just the clothes on, Smailbegovic’s parents instilled in her the importance of independence and hard work – something that has stuck with her to this day.
Today, she is a senior executive in a timeshare business generating up to $40 million in annual sales and can confidently support all future children.
Hoping to get pregnant within the next two years, Smailbegovic says she won’t have to worry about running out of money as a mother, saying: “All my houses are paid for. All my cars are reimbursed. Business is doing very well.
The beauty confidently concluded, « I’ve never been dependent on a man for anything and never will be. »