I’m The Millennial Woman Who Would Rather Be A Mom Than Have A Traditional Job

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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.

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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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This story was written by Emmie Pombo. You can follow her on Facebook. The article originally appeared on The Odyssey. Be sure to subscribe to our free email newsletter for our best love stories.

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