I’m a hardworking 24yr old about to graduate with a BS in Finance and looking forward to going to law school to pursue a JDMBA. While I have a great love in my life and would love to make some Obama babies, I have zero interest in procreating in the near future. My great love is almost deathly terrified of fatherhood and therefore loves my plan because it buys him more time to be the infant in the house. Most men react to my plan by pointing out how difficult and exhausting it will be but reassure me and let me know that they think I could handle it. Some respond by telling me that accumulating a $200k law school bill might not be worth the effort and I should explore all my options before I pick this one. (Oh, THANK YOU DADDY-O!! I manage to work full time and go to school fulltime and maintain a decent GPA as a FINANCE major but I didn’t think the money part through...THANK YOU for pointing that out!............. DIE!)
Women for the most part call me an over achiever, tell me that I have superficial priorities and that at the end of the day some things are important than others. This is code for having children and moving to the suburbs with a part-time job while my hard-working-sweat- stained significant other toils away to make ends meet. All the while being unable to support my shoe and purse addiction. But I’ll definitely be happy...You know why? Because I’ll have a family!!… WHAT???? Is this because I don’t look like the kind of person who can multi-task (have a family and a career)? Ugh! PS: I don’t consider it a waste of time doing something I have been dreaming about since I was a kid. I’ve always wanted to go to law school and whether I do or not will be MY decision hot dammed it!!!!! I didn’t have dreams of growing up to procreate and be a nurturer … I had dreams of wearing a power suit, carrying a brief case and being a high powered exec. Sure not all dreams materialize…but I should do what it takes to increase my chances right?
Now, I’m not asking for acceptance from every woman on the planet. I’m just saying that when 8 out of 10 women think I’m crazy instead of encouraging me, we have a problem….and yes..it’s an old song sang by many others so I understand that I’m not the first woman to be disappointed in the 8 crazies, but my disappointment is just as much a kick in the stomach as it has been for every other woman who goes through this….
I’ve typed too much. I’ll vent about the men tomorrow.