I'm Not The Girl Who Dreams About Her Wedding, I Dream About My Career
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I'm Not The Girl Who Dreams About Her Wedding, I Dream About My Career

My future shines brighter than any ring.

I'm Not The Girl Who Dreams About Her Wedding, I Dream About My Career
Petr Kratochvil

Most little girls dream of the day they will meet the man they'll marry. They dream of their proposal and then the big day, the day of their wedding. The venue, the centerpieces, and most importantly the dress. My dreams, however, were a little different. I dreamed of chalkboards, badges, briefcases, and notepads. Each item represents the jobs I have dreamed of having in order. From teacher, to FBI agent, to Lawyer, and finally to the dream job: a Journalist.

Now like every girl's wedding dreams, my career dreams are not set in stone. I know what I what to do, but I don't know how I want to go about doing it. There are so many different directions journalism can take me. I am looking forward to exploring each one and I don't need a man dragging me down.

I don't have anything against men, and I'm not saying they're awful or anything, I just don't need one. Some girls act like they'd die without a guy in their life. Fifty percent of conversations I have with my friends are about how they are desperate for a boyfriend. I just don't understand why. I've had them, and they're not that great.

Maybe one day I will meet someone I'll want to marry, but if I do, I plan on having my career set in stone. With my career path, I will have to dedicate a lot of my time to it. I won't have time to give my attention to a clingy man. My career is my priority, not anyone else. I'm not saying I won't date in college or at the beginning of my career, but if things get complicated between the two, the guy will be the first to go.

Who knows, maybe in a couple years I'll have a completely different outlook on things. Until then I know I do not and will not ever need a guy. Maybe one day I'll want one, just not now. All I see in my future that's definite is my career.

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