To The Girl Who Dreams Of Her Future Career More Than Her Future Children

To The Girl Who Dreams Of Her Future Career More Than Her Future Children

My career is more important right now and that's OK.
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Keep on rocking, girlfriend.

When I sit down and think of my future, I imagine my boyfriend becoming my husband and us both killing it at life. I imagine a beautiful house sitting on a good bit of property with two Great Danes running around freely. I imagine us living in a Godly home surrounded and doing life with all of our friends and family. I also imagine a 5 a.m. alarm clock going off for me to get to the hospital on time and not having to worry about who is going to keep the kids that day.

Ya see, God did not intend for my sole purpose on this earth as a woman to be to cook, clean, and reproduce. He just didn't. When He made me He said, "There is a little spitfire. She is going to change the world one day."

I pray with my entire heart that I will have a successful career one day, that I will be able to make an impact on someone's life, every single day that I step into my workplace. And yes, I do also pray, Lord-willing, that I will be able to hear the words "Mommy! Come here!" every five seconds of my day. But I do not want that right now. Or any time soon. And I think that is perfectly OK.

Being a Southern woman, this is so not the norm. I am surrounded by young adults and women that all dream about being a mom one day and always say, "Oh my, I want a baby right now!" I have never felt that way, and in some cases, I feel guilty for not. Women strive to be stay-at-home mommas and that is just not me. I strive to have a career. I want to be that sexy working wife my husband comes home to every day.

Now, I do want to be a mommy one day. I want to hold a precious miracle from God and look over at my husband knowing that the angel we are holding will be loved for the rest of its life. But I have goals I want to accomplish first. I think more women need to have dreams they want to aspire to before having to commit to a lifetime (well technically 18 years, but I am older than 18 and my mom still takes care of me) of taking care of another human.

So, to the girl who dreams more of her future career, you keep on doing you, honey. You look college in the eye and you tell it who is boss. Do not give in to what the world around you says is your job as a woman. It is because you ARE a woman that you can do so much. Keep on rocking, girlfriend.

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I'm The Millennial Girl Who Can't Wait To Have Kids Because I’m Not Sure I Want A Job

Motherhood, in itself, should be listed in the Yellow Pages.
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I can't wait to have kids because to me, THAT is my career path.

I don't have an idea as to what I want to do when it comes to the classic working world because nothing appeals to me more than raising a family and being a good wife.

My idea of hard work consists of raising children and being the best wife and mother that I can possibly be. Sure, that doesn't compare to working in a factory, making concoctions in a lab, or crunching numbers all day, but in some ways, I think raising a family is more challenging.

For a long time, I thought I knew what I wanted to do as a career path. I toyed around with at least two different ideas at all times — sometimes more. It wasn't until I had a taste of each career that I realized I have no clue what I want to do with my life — except have children and raise a family. Honestly, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

This decision of mine does not mean that I am not capable of holding a "standard" job. I'm sure that if I wanted to, I could become an accountant. If I worked hard enough, I could be a nurse. I could do anything I put my mind to, but what I want that to be is a mother and a wife.

The challenge of raising children in the "right" way is enough of a challenge for me. When becoming a mother, you sign an invisible contract that instructs you to raise a child in the best, most moral, and most loving way that is humanly possible. That, in itself, should be listed in the Yellow Pages.

I can't wait to be a mother because I'm not sure I want a job. The idea of working a 9-5 is not my cup of tea. There's a saying that goes, "Do what you love and love what you do." To me, that means chasing babies around while my floor is scattered in Candy Land pieces while PB&Js; wait in the kitchen.

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To My Future Husband, I Hope You're Already In Love

For as long as I can remember I've been praying for you, but my greatest prayer is that you're already in love.
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For as long as I can remember I've been praying for you. I've been praying about who you are for so many years. I've prayed about when or where we'll meet. I've prayed about the kind of marriage we'll have and for the butterflies I hope to feel in my stomach the minute we see each other for the first time. I've prayed for a lot of things about you, but surprisingly, my most consistent prayer hasn't been that you'll be a six-foot-tall, blond-haired, blue-eyed babe. My greatest prayer is that you're already in love.

I pray that you're so in love with someone else that your life for last several years has been spent loving and honoring this person. I pray that the thought of spending your life with them is enough to make your whole heart swell and grin from ear to ear. I pray that you've spent time truly studying this person, knowing the smallest and most significant details of who they are and what makes them so wonderful. I pray that your desire to know this person grows more intense with every new revelation of just how beautiful they are. I pray that the love you have for this person is constantly growing deeper and stronger so that by the time I come along, we can love this person together. Whoever you are my sweet future husband, I hope and pray that you're in love with The Lord.

When I say that I hope you're in love with the Lord, I'm not meaning just by attending church every time the doors are open and saying a blessing before every meal. I pray that you are truly loving Him. I pray that you're truly loving Him by devoting yourself and your heart completely to Him. I pray that you are so completely devoted to Him that the words you speak bring life to the lost and hurting souls around you and that your arms always offer comfort to the broken and are always reaching out for others. I pray that your heart is full of so much devotion to follow the Lord that your love, respect, and desire to protect my heart as well as your love for Jesus exceeds the physical desires and temptations that you so often have to fight against. I pray that you've asked Him for wisdom on how to lead our future household and to become a godly father to our future precious babies. I pray that your hands will always be willing to serve and follow Him even if it leads to some uncomfortable places, all while trusting Him to see you through.

Finally, my sweet future husband, to take all of this pressure off of you, I want you to know that I've been praying for me too. I've been praying that while you're growing deeper and deeper in love with our Heavenly Father that so will I. I've been praying that by the time you come along our hearts will both be full of so much love for the Lord that our desires to follow and honor Him in our marriage will be the strength that carries us through every storm we will face. I've been praying that the kind of godly wife and mother that you've been praying for is exactly what I'll be. I've been praying that every vow we make on our wedding day, will not only be a vow to each other, but to our Lord.

I'm praying for a lot of things, my sweet future husband. I pray that we will laugh together, mourn together, and ultimately, serve and love Jesus together. And I pray that we always remember that that no matter what this crazy life throws at us, we trust in God to carry us through because our love for Him is stronger than our love for each other.

I know you're worth it. I know you're worth every heart-filled prayer, tearstained pillow, bad breakup, or minute spent waiting for you to sweep me off of my feet. In the meantime, whoever you are, I'll keep waiting, praying, growing, and loving. I pray that you always love me, my sweet future hubby. But I pray that no matter how much you love me, you always love Him more.

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