There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must decide if they want to pursue their career goals and aspirations or their dreams of having a family of their own. How do you make this difficult decision?
I’ve dealt with this one a lot and I think I’m almost ready to make a choice. The reason it has been so hard for me is because I do want a family. I’m 24 and I’m not getting any younger. Some days I want to be married and enjoy my married life, then talk about kids…but part of me just can’t live with never going as hard as I can at making my career dreams happen.
As I watch my peers and family members settling down and starting their own families, it makes me more and more comfortable with NOT doing it now.
Call me selfish, but I’m not ready to give up my freedom of being able to get up and go whenever I want. I can’t imagine fitting in wifely and motherly duties in my already busy life. I know it’s possible, but I’m not sure if I can handle that just yet.
I’m guilty of trying to rush life at times. I think because I’m a certain age, I should be doing what the average person is doing at my age. But I’m realizing that there is no one way to live your life. You have to figure it out for yourself.
The more I embrace who I am, the better I feel about my choices. They work for me, and that’s all that counts.