How You View Your Career Differently After Having Kids

October 28, 2019  |  
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What will make me happy? What will make me the most money? What could I see myself doing forever? These might be some of the questions any person asks herself when deciding what to do for a living, which is never an easy thing to figure out. But, if you are a parent, you will notice that your questions surrounding what you should do for work begin to change. You no longer live a me-centric life. In everything you do, you first ask yourself how it will affect your children, and then, if you have the luxury, you ask yourself how you feel about it. Often, that luxury is not allowed. Especially when it comes to financially providing for a family. You need and want different things out of your job once you have little ones. Here are ways your ideas surrounding your career will change once you have kids.

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Would my kid be proud of me?

Maybe, when you don’t have kids, you are only concerned with being proud of yourself. Sure, you may have wanted your parents approval, but you likely learned that is not essential. But when you have kids, the idea of them not being proud of you breaks your heart.

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