How do you choose between love or career? Both could last a lifetime, but perhaps not simultaneously.
Yet some lucky people find and manage both beautifully. Which is more important in the long run? Let’s study an example of one woman’s struggle deciding between love or career. Her name has been changed for privacy.
Sacrificing Love For Your Career
Linda shines at Davis Polk & Wardwell, one of our nation’s most prestigious law firms. Just eight years after Yale Law School, at the age of 34, Linda achieved her life long dream of making partner.
At last I have arrived, Linda first thought to herself. She spent countless hours in school studying late at night to get perfect grades and build a perfect resume. That was five years ago.
One day while working on an important case, Linda walked by the pantry only to overhear her associates whisper about her. She couldn’t quite catch everything they said. But phrases such as, “She’s almost 40,” and “Is she still single?” zinged her ears.
Never one to doubt herself, Linda kept going for the rest of the week. This case is my priority; it’s my mission, she kept saying in her head. Her clients are fighting a hostile takeover from a competitor, and it’s her job to defend them.