When I went to college a woman's goal was to marry well or well!!! just get married. I did not do that until I hit my 40's, so I needed a source of income and for me, in the late 60's - it was teaching, nursing or secretary. I remember taking a career aptitude test exclusive for woman and having no career that suited me, so I went into teaching. After six weeks of studnet teaching, I knew this was not for me. I liked presenting the information, it was the controlling of the students I did not like.
I did not realize I was in a tight spot, so I became a VISTA volunteer living in the rural south. It was my first exposure to people of a different race/color.. And a fantastic education, but once again I hit the obstacle of men thinking "you are the right age. let's have 6 children." I got even more confused, but I knew I did not want to cook, clean and wash dishes for 6 children. And, if i did not want to control other's children, how would I take charge of my own?
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