School is important to me, and I try my hardest to keep good grades. When I was in high school, though, college really didn't seem that important to me. I knew I had to go to college but I never seriously considered what I wanted to do as a job for the rest of my life. There are way too many careers to chose from and I know I can never be satisfied if I stuck with the first job I could think of. I have already changed my major twice and I'm only halfway through my sophomore year.
You could say my goals are a little outdated these days. The only thing I have ever wanted in life is to be a wife and a mother. From playing with dolls as a toddler to planning my gigantic wedding, it is all I dreamed about for as long as I can remember.
There is a war raging about equal treatment between men and women. The issue is huge. We have been fighting for equality for so long and instead of me pushing forward I feel like I took a step back. Just call me Little Suzy Homemaker. I want to live the life of a stereotypical stay-at-home mom who does the cleaning, cooking, and other typical domestic activities usually done by women. My mom stayed at home for my brother and I until we were both old enough to go to school. Then when we were in school she was a teacher at the same school. She always took care of us and she still does. We will always be her babies. I grew up having that influence in my life that a woman should take care of her family.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to be a stay-at-home mom. I am not ashamed of it. Will there be some feminists who don't agree with it? More than likely, but I do not care about what anyone thinks. I am going to finish school and have a job one day so I'm not just throwing my future away, but until the day where I can be a wife and a mother I won't feel completely accomplished with my life.
Everyone deserves to be able to chase their dreams without judgement or unnecessary opinions. No other dreams are more important than the next person's - they all have equal meaning. It takes a lot of strength to finally go after what you have always wanted. You have to take that initial step forward. Once you do, there is no stopping you but yourself.