I dont think I couold. What about you?
WHile I would like to say yes, I feel like I would lose touch with my dreams if I did. It would take a long time to get back to where I want to be if I left the workforce. In the long run, that wouldn't benefit anyone.
Nope. We've talked about doing it the other way around though...if I made enough money would he stay home? He used to say yes, but he didn't enjoy his time home at all when he was unemployed and I supported the family. Some of that may have been knowing that I was struggling to keep us afloat, but I don't think he realized how much he enjoys working. Also, the feedback from friends and family wasn't particularly positive given the general views on gender roles.
yes, i would. hopefully when he's done with school and i go back to finish myself, i'll be able to at least work only part time.
What I would do is this: Stay home while he's a baby/toddler, and complete what I can school-wise (I would like to get my Masters in Social Work) at the same time, taking on more schoolwork when he is in Preschool and Kindergarten. Once I am finished, I would then like to get a Social Work job. :)
When DH makes his millions, I plan to continue to do contract work on the side. I don't plan to work full time or live on someone elses schedule, but I can't imagine walking away from engineering completely. Either that or start a business...or...so many possibilities.
We're actually planning for me to stay home the end of next year. I'd probably get a part time job close to home for some extra money but it more than likely wouldn't be for at least 6 months...unless I get too bored before then lol.
No, having a career is important to ME.
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