- 2 weeks ago
- Wedding: June 2021
Curious to hear from other bees about their careers and professional goals, and how they are affected by personal/romantic/family goals…also are you passionate about your job, or more of a “work to live” person?
I just started studying to be a social worker (getting my master’s). While discussing the type of job I want, I realized how much my personal goals factored into what career I want…My goal is to be a school social worker, yes because I love kids/families and helping them and am passionate about education policy…but ALSO if I’m honest because the pay and benefits line up with certain long term financial goals my fiance and I have (buying a house, retiring with a certain amount of comfort) and the schedule of a school social worker would be really compatible with having kids ourselves. There is definetely a major element of “work to live” involved there.
We talk so much about the romantic aspects of our lives on these boards, family/friend relationships, home finances, pregnancy/kids, but almost never careers! So I’m really curious to see how other bees feel about their careers and their professional goals! I especially think it’s important to talk about as women, we have so many pressures from society, to either focus less on our careers and be mothers/wives or to Have It All and be a Boss Lady at everything. How do you all balance it?