I know many people think I'm wasting my education and my talents by working part time as a waitress. I know my husband really thinks I should be making use of my master's degree and making a boatload of money. And yet I am happy not having a "career" right now. I'm able to make some money, visit with people while they are out having a good time, and available to take him to appointments and go camping and take a 7 day cruise. I'm able to stay up late and sleep in. To mow the lawn on Monday morning (after sleeping in of course) rather than getting up at the crack of dawn and driving an hour or more to a stress filled day.
Granted I need to do more with my life - I'm working on getting my home based marketing consulting business going. And yet ambitious I am not, not at all.
It's weird, so not where I envisioned myself when I was working hard to earn that MBA and now that it is just a very expensive piece of paper framed on my wall, I still know that it was a great thing for me at the time and that I have no desire to take on the kind of long hours, high stress job that come with the title of MBA.
I'm perfectly fine being called "waitress" and I don't mind hearing "miss, could I have more coffee?" With it comes more serenity than I ever imagined possible.