The legendary Lady Gaga once said, “Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore”. My thoughts are on the same line.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that searching for a partner is foolish, but doing that at the expense of your career (especially if you are young or the decision is not yours) might not be the best move. There is no fixed age or time for love; it can happen tomorrow or maybe decades later. That is something you cannot control. But what you can control is your career and its path. You can decide whether you want to pursue your dreams or take up a part-time job, simultaneously working towards your goals.
Your job is the place where you are going to invest most of your time, so choose wisely. Pick something you would love, or at least like, doing – a job that would keep you happy even if it pays you peanuts or no money. You’ll work your way up the ladder, if it is your passion. It should be a choice that you can brag about to your friends and family. Also, make sure, it not only provides professional growth but personal too – a job that keeps you motivated and challenged. But remember, not all career choices will lead to success; so one has to plan accordingly.
Instead of a perfect partner, one should rigorously strive towards building a career that makes one excited for the future-that leaves you in a better position, in comparison to others, when you are old and grey. Your career will give you an independent identity, something that you would be proud of along the path of life.
Of course, there are people who prioritise searching for a partner over building a career. I don’t say they are on the wrong path. After all, at the end