My peers are often surprised when I say I want kids. But I’ve always known I wanted a family. I’ve also always had dreams of starting my own business. People don’t always associate being a high functioning business owner with driving a minivan to soccer games. Before this summer I didn’t either. Moreover, as a young queer person, my path to motherhood has never been clearly mapped out. A white picket fence definitely isn’t part of my dream. Working as an intern at Pepperlane this summer has changed my thinking. The experience has demonstrated that I can balance entrepreneurial aspirations with parenthood.