This is my first post, so I hope I am putting it in the right place.
I’m here looking for some perspective about career vs. family. My boyfriend and I have been talking about getting married (we’ve been together 5 years). I want this and really do feel as though it is right, and that I am called to be his wife.
However, I’ve recently (within the past few years) begun pursuing a new career path (in the medical field), which would take a couple more years to finish schooling for. I’m 28 years old, and I am trying to figure out whether I should give it up or not.
I know I can’t “have it all”, and I am willing to sacrifice going back to school to start a family. The whole biological clock thing is starting to get me worried and I don’t want to end up waiting too long. But I really feel strongly about this career and worry that if I start a family now, I will never go back. There are also financial concerns, since I do have student loans from my other degree. I guess what I am looking for is other people’s experiences- going to school or working while being a mom, if it balances out, how it does, and how hard it is. I just feel like I am being called to two different things, and I don’t know whether they are compatible or not, or how to figure out what God really wants from me.