I was watching The View this morning (shut up, Claire was taking a nap and to my credit I was also switching back to The Price Is Right) and they were talking about Caroline Kennedy and her experience. People have been giving her flack for her supposed lack of experience. The ladies on The View were saying that people needed to look at her whole life’s experience, not just her professional experience. They were saying that some women take different career paths than men; they’re not as linear as men’s.
They said that some women start their career when their kids are in school all day. That’s an age when some men are trying to FINISH their career.
I wondered, will I be like that? I’ve never had a “career.” I’ve worked since I turned 16, except for the nine months I stayed home with Claire after she was born, and again now. But I was never doing anything I truely loved. I’m not even sure what I would do if I have the chance to do anything. I like planning weddings, but I feel like I need to do that in an office. I’m not good at working from home.
Will I start a career when Claire’s in school full time? If so, what will it be? When will I feel like my life is complete?
Big questions for a Tuesday morning.