Get out your bad mommy signs! I'm ready for them!
When my girl grows up, if she says she doesn't want to go to college, I may be disappointed, but at the same time I'll be proud she's making her own choices. If she says she wants to get a full time job and work her way up the ranks, then I'll gladly support her and watch. If she wants to run her own business, then awesome. My own opinion though, I dont' want her to be a top executive at some huge company. Why?
Well, I went to college and it helped, but not as much as I thought it would. I would have been able to work up in a company just as fast, and they may have even helped pay for some of my courses. I worked crazy hours and missed many family events. I was at work until almost midnight on Christmas Eve and back by breakfast on boxing day. I worked New Years Ever for several years. I got up early and went to bed late. For what? Well, I had an income, but trying to stay in touch with my friends and still work those hours was wearing me out, and I wasn't at the top of the chain and not at the bottom. I was where most people find themselves, somewhere in the middle.
When something went wrong I called my boss. At 11pm on Chritmas Eve, on Christmas Day if it was really bad, at his sons hockey games and while he was on vacation a plane flight away. Sure, he wasn't in the building but he was on call even more hours then the ones I worked.
That is not the life I want for my child.
I want her to be comfortable. I want her to see her family and friends. I want her to be home on holidays and to be able to turn off her cell phone and watch her own children grow up. These are the important things. I hope she will be able to make a comfortable living for herslef and her family. I hope she doen'st need to worry about money, but I also hope that earning money won't take over her life and create a void where everything else go