I am 26, currently married for 3 years. My husband is planning to take the Foreign Service Exam. He has always been interested in politics, foreign policy, and history-- he is highly motivated and smart. He is currently a town planner but getting very restless and bored in his work, and not really wanting to transfer to the same type of work in another position.
I am excited about his ambition but also nervous. I want children in the few years and I worry about my husband pursuing this type of career track.
Does anyone know anything about this type of career? Is it suitable to family-life? Should I be worried about this? Right now we both work, very decent, well-paying jobs, but I think we are both getting pretty bored. However, my family is of course in the U.S. and it would mean leaving them behind. I have been abroad and find it very exciting, but I am also not sure that foreign service work is good for young couples wanting to start families.
I am so confused and a little bit stressed about it. However, I don’t want to squelch my husband’s ambition either, because I know how dissatisfied he is right now in his current career. I am sorry I am all over the place with this posting, but I don’t know what to do!
Any prayers or advice is appreciated.