07 July 2010

I'm ranting....

This quote has been popping up a lot lately...

"Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore. "-Lady GaGa

.....Gaga. Not a fan of you. You creep me out. This does not help.

What about the third subset of women? The ones who are blessed to get BOTH? I love C. Technically, I 'follow' him. My career/employer is flexible....his is not. This only lasts till whenever he gets out, and then he follows me. 

I'm sorry that not everyone is at this place. But I'm sick and tired of being categorized as lovesick or dumb by following my husband; and that's what I feel this quote implies. I'm sick of being so 'weird' for being married at 22.  I know people who are my age who have been married LONGER than me. I know people younger than me who have already started having families. 

I chose my dream for awhile-I kept pursuing the degree I wanted at the school I wanted. I didn't put my aspirations on hold for my husband. Now I'm pursuing him, and I get to keep my dream on the side-I'm starting my own event planning business.What's so bad about that? Why do you discourage people from having both? From seeking BALANCE in all things....

I'm far from being a 'Suzie Homemaker'. A perfect house would be nice, but it's not going to be my dream. Great Kids? THose will come eventually. I want to aspire in homemaking to be like my friend E, and be a 'domestic diva'. and still have a job. And chase my dreams-the ones of my own,and the ones I create with my husband.

I'm allowed to have both. I'm allowed to be happy. If you want to begrudge that, let me know. You'll be kicked out of my life faster than you can say 'Paparazzi'.

C puts it best. I told him about the quote, here's his responses(For the record, only one of them is a serious response. we're a very sarcastic couple):

C: it sounds like she got broken up with to be honest and she doesn't want to admit that maybe he didn't just want her anymore

C: sounds like she needs to get back in the kitchen
or a good piece of weiner

Miss Gaga, I'm choosing both. Just like you choose to make money off your drunk persona. Just like you choose to dress like something between a cartoon character and a porn star.


  1. I completely agree. I read that article and wanted to slap her. I might have "followed" my husband all over the country but that hasn't stopped me from pursing my education and working toward my personal dream. I can't stand this new age thinking that it has to be a career *or* a man.

  2. I do no like Lady Gaga and I think she is a poor role model all around. It is a shame that young girls will take everything she says as the gospel truth.

    I like C's second response, haha. Sounds like something my husband would say. (we are terribly sarcastic as well)


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