I’m not even 40 yet but I still get those same kind of comments and it hurts every time. I, somewhat like you, am a strong woman with a good career that I enjoy and I did not give up having children for it. I just never found the man that made me want to bear his children. I do not want to raise kids on my own and yes adoption is always an option but also very expensive. And still wouldn’t want to adopt alone. All that to say that I understand your point of view and I wish people would stop assuming.