What are we to do?

8:31 AM

Okay, you have chosen not to go to college but what are you going to do between now and the time you get married? My mom and dad thought this question through carefully, because they knew that most of us girls would not be going to college. It isn’t that my mom and dad disapprove of girls going to college; they just believe that you shouldn't go just because it is expected. At the same time, they didn’t want us sitting around doing nothing just waiting for Mr. Right to show up.

So what was their solution? One of the things that each of us kids must do before we can graduate from high school is that we must have a plan for how we are going to spend our time. For me, I spend a lot of my time writing, working on my Bible courses and selling jean quilts. My sister Rose has a very different plan: she writes, crochets blankets for various ministries, spends a lot of time in prayer, and makes beautiful cards, jut to give away.

Having a plan for what you will do between the time you graduate and the time you get married is an important thing. I am glad my parents made me think hard about that. Do you have any plans, big or small? I would love to hear about them.

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4 comments

  1. I agree Sarah! Having a plan if you are not going to college is very important! I made out a list of some things I wanted to do after I graduated. One of them was to have a business of some sort and to be able to use my time for ministry more now that I would have more time. I have been able to do both of these things! I have had a cake decorating business and have taught knitting and crocheting (and a few other one timer classes) to young ladies. I also wanted to take this single time in my life to study my bible more and have an even deeper relationship with my Lord (I am still working on this, not where I want to be yet). =;)

    Great plan Sarah and a good question! =:D

    Blessings!
    ~Rachel~

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  2. Oh, I forgot, One more thing I did was think up ideas of ways to earn money in case I never get married and things to do now to prepare for that outcome just in case. I am 23 and I do not want to be a burden to my family and my brothers someday so I will need to continue to find ways to earn a steady income (right now I am trying to work on making up a crochet and knitting course e-book).

    Blessings!
    ~Rachel~

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  3. Yeah, College can be a hard decision. I was going to go to college. But since I just learned I have a learning disability, I am not going any more. So my plans are to move to SC in the next three years, and make my own home business.

    Blessings,
    Miss Alli

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  4. I agree with you! I don't think collage is bad either, but its too $$$ to go...just to go! Plus, I really just wouldn't wanna go back to school. =:) I am planning in the meantime to learn some skills like sewing, become better at cooking... I also would like to work on photography, take time to learn, then possibly serve and internship under a professional! =:)

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