Sometimes I feel like such a slouch. I'm a 28 year old woman but yet- no career. Rather than finish school, I chose to get married. I'm now divorced and finding myself back in school.
While I feel extremely grateful that I have the opportunity to start fresh, I can't help but feel a little down about the time that I 'wasted.'
Your right--- it's not time wasted. It was a time in my life that I had to go through and learn from and I know that. But I still feel a little angry at myself for not doing what I really wanted to with my life at that time.
By the time I finish my undergrad and then complete graduate school I'll be in my early 30s. It nearly kills me to think about that. I want the professional life now.
I know that some of you with said professional life would say 'it's not all it's cracked up to be.' I know it's full of stress and deadlines and coworkers/bosses you'd like to smack. But I still want it. I want that satisfaction. That feeling of accomplishment. And I want the damn salary with benefits!!
So whenever I happen upon an article like the one I read last night, I can't help but feel a little twing of pain that it's not me living out my dream in NY.
PS- I'm sure you'll all forgive me for straying from my usual format but it was getting a little boring. And thanks for listening to my 'wo as me' post.