I’m getting ready to go to college and I want to take courses that will prepare me for a career that I have always wanted to follow. My girlfriend and I plan to get married and start a family when I graduate, but the problem is that the career I want will involve a lot of travel so I will be away a lot of the time and I know family should come first.
Queenie, should I give up my career for my family or do you think we can make it work with my being away so much?—Planning my future
There are many couples who are happily married under the kind of circumstances you anticipate. It takes a lot of effort, but they make it work. And you may find your ambitions changing as you grow older, or you may find jobs within your chosen career path that require less travel than you anticipate, especially in these days of easy long-distance communication.