|Women Choosing Marriage over Graduate School|
In the back of my mind my true desire was to simply find a husband. I was 34 at this point. It was really just time to get married. I had enjoyed making money over the years at my paper-pushing job, but I had grown kind of stale at it. And my love life left much to be desired. I wasn't actively seeking a husband the exact moment I met him, but that is how it always seems to happen.
So I had taken a GRE prep course, gotten decent scores, and been accepted to the colleges I chose. But the man I had grown close to told me he wanted me to be his wife. The advanced degree option became meaningless to me at that point, just like that.
I just craved emotional security and being spoken for above that piece of paper. It is a decision and an investment that has paid off ten-fold.
So when I hear about women who are getting advanced degrees, while I am happy for them, I smile as I cheerfully do my dishes, cook our meals, and switch the curtains and drapes for the changing of the seasons. It is a thought process that only a housewife would understand.