There comes a time in every young professional woman’s life where she feels she has to make a choice between her lover and her career. This could mean bearing long distances while she is out looking for a job or staying closer to home to stick with a boyfriend. While it may sound crazy to stick around home for the sake of someone you love one has to wonder why should you have to choose?
It seems that in every movie we see there is always some successful woman who runs a company but she is unmarried and childless. While our popular culture exemplifies this stereotype, there are ways to have love and a career in one’s life, but it takes hard work balance.
Don’t forget your dreams
So you have just graduated college and you cannot wait to start a career in a field you love. Women should always remember to follow your dreams. Even if it means taking a job that will help you get to your dream job in the future, go for it. If you are passionate about your career then do what you love. Regardless of if your relationship succeeds or fails, you will always have that thing you love.
Find the balance
Having your cake and eating it too means finding a unique balance between the two. Do not give up on your dreams for the sake of the relationship, and do not put your relationship at risk by only going for your dreams. Remember that there is some middle ground in just about every situation. While finding this middle ground is never all that easy, discuss it with your partner and see what you will both be comfortable with you two doing.
Remember love is important too
I think sometimes it is easy to forget with all the running around we do that loving someone is probably the most important thing you could ever do in life. Love moves us to do things we never thought we could and inspires us to better ourselves as well. Without it, we are missing the big picture. So while a career is very important, do not forget that if you truly love someone, it should not go unnoticed when deciding between a job and a career.
Balancing a relationship and a major career can be hard work, but everything worth having is hard work. Just remember that when it does come to these difficult choices ask yourself if this person is the one I absolutely love? Also ask your self is this the career I really want to do? When it comes to matters of the heart one should always keep asking questions, until it finally just feels right. J