For those that have just started following this blog, you might not know that I quit my well-paying managerial position a few months ago. Since then, I have been working part-time at a public library, babysitting here and there, and looking forward to substitute teaching soon. I have also been doing some thinking the past few weeks about careers and what the rest of my life might look like.
To give you a little background (for those who don’t know this already), I completed a bachelor of arts degree in geography in 2008, fully intending to complete my masters degree soon after, and possibly attain doctorate status as well. For reasons that I still can’t explain or understand, I didn’t follow through on those plans. I started my first full-time job a few months after I graduated, met my future husband not long after I started that job, and have now been married for a little over a year.
To get real and honest with y’all, I never thought I would end up here, in the life that I am in. Of course I thought I would be married someday, but not at 25 years old, and I also assumed that not long after getting married, that I would start a family. Unfortunately, that plan we had in our minds is not being played out, for reasons currently unknown to us. All that to say, I might need an actual career after all.
Why am I telling you all of this? Simply because I need some advice and/or perspective. I want to hear your story. I want to know why you chose the career you did, or why you might have ended up where you are without actually planning on it. For those moms out there, what is your life like and would you choose something to add to your life career-wise? Tell me your story, friends, so I can continue on with mine with confidence.