Take a look around at any woman today and it’s quite evident that her drive is unlike anything ever seen before. The modern career girl is nothing like the generations that preceded her: She’s determined, skillful, bold, and when it’s called for, cut throat. In short, she knows what she wants and won’t let anyone or anything stop her. This driven MCG is just the type of person who will leave a lasting impression on the world. She could be this generation’s Oprah, Mother Theresa, or Martin Luther King.
Are you her?
Setting out on my journey as a career woman, the ultimate goal was to climb the corporate ladder. I wanted to start off at the bottom of some high fashion magazine and work my way up until I was the one stomping around in my four-inch Christian Louboutin’s, evoking fear into the nearest intern or staff writer: the next-generation Anna Wintour.
Fortunately for me — and the innocent interns and those I’ve been called to help — life gave me a reality check. As I penned a young adult novel, I was offered a job as a sixth-grade English teacher, a position I accepted kicking and screaming. It was not a part of the “plan.” Unbeknownst to me, that job would launch me onto a journey that would change the lives of many, but most importantly my own.
You see, instead of continuing to be focused on me, a fire was ignited in my heart. Yes, I could have climbed the corporate ladder, but finding a purpose and place in life holds so much more value. Because “the modern career girl” is one of great influence and drive, why not use those key attributes to make a difference? To change the world? To have a career of purpose?
It’s no longer enough for us to say “yes” to the cashier when he/she asks if we’d like to donate a $1 to charity X,Y, or Z. Don’t get me wrong, every cause needs its supporters and people who are willing to give their time, gifts, and resources, but it’s not enough. What the world really needs are women of passion on a mission; women who are bold, brazen, unmovable, unstoppable, and just plain terrifying when it comes to defending their cause.
So what are you supposed to do? Get a mission!
Research some local non-profits in your area whose cause you believe in. Volunteer your time to help them raise funds, awareness, and buzz. It’s never too late to begin a career of purpose.
Someone’s life could change because of you.