Lady Gaga’s Quote

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.

source: Lady Gaga

Interesting quote, huh?  What do you think about it?  What’s your circumstance?  I would love to hear if you’d like to share in the comments.

Me?  I was a “career woman” at one point in my life.  But I was never the girl who didn’t enjoy being in a relationship.  In fact, I wanted it all in my life – career and relationship and kids.  And for awhile there, I had it all or so I thought.

I have friends who are still happily married.  I have other friends who are sadly divorced and some who are happily divorced.  Then I have friends who have never married for whatever reason.  It’s interesting that in most cases, my friends have combined careers with family and relationships or left careers to choose family over careers.  But those that were most career-oriented seem to be the ones who aren’t married.

I’m not sure who is happier because I think it’s a personal choice.  And at different times in our lives, I feel like the roles we choose can change according to where we feel most fulfilled and happy.

Above all, personal happiness and fulfillment is key whatever your own circumstances are.  Just remember, you can always choose again.  So tell me about you!




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6 Responses to Lady Gaga’s Quote

  1. L. Rorschach says:

    I love my career. When I was married, I “had it all” – marriage, kids, and a solid career that allowed part-time flexibility.

    Now that I’m happily divorced, I work close to full time. I still love my career. My job is now more of a focus in my life, naturally, but I don’t know if that’s because I’m working more hours or if it’s because I had to get more focused because I’m a single mom and need to kick ass at my job because it’s a financial necessity.

    It doesn’t have to be a choice of family or career, though. It isn’t for men! They apparently “have it all” and it’s never a topic of conversation.

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    • janieleeds says:

      I know! That’s the flip side – it’s never a topic for men. Maybe it’s because we are the ones who get pregnant? I wish I knew the answer to that one. But I’m glad you’re happily divorced and that you love your career! You do have it all! YAY YOU! xo


  2. LA says:

    This is a tough one. I left my career because it was crushing me. So honestly, I think your career can tell you it doesn’t love you anymore, and vice versa

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  3. TJ Fox says:

    When you are young, people are always asking what you want to be when you grow up. What they really mean is what “career” you want to have, that thing you do every day that pays you and allows you to live. I NEVER had an answer because of that context, but the one thing I have always wanted to be, without thought of anything else, was a mom. So, I guess I’m doing the mom career even if the only pay I get is the emotional kind. I love it most of the time, more lately than ever. Because I’m lucky enough to be able to stay home and do that, I get to spend the rest of my time trying to find outlets for the random creative stuff churning away in my head. I wouldn’t have a bit of any of that if it weren’t for Hubby and he currently loves the crap out of what he does, so that makes it all that much better, broken AC and home maintenance, crazy family drama and all.


    • janieleeds says:

      Thank goodness you found your niche and your hubby! I just always wanted to be happy and to connect with people. So I had a ton of different careers at different junctures in my life. This chapter I am not sure what will surface as being a single mom is my main focus for which I’m grateful and happy about which is good. I think life unfolds in its own timing.

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