I Do: To My Career
It has been said, go to college, get a degree, get married, and then build a family. However, there is a major step missing from that equation, the career. Many people have chosen to begin a family, build a career simultaneously, and have been very successful at it. However, if not careful, one of the two could suffer because more attention is given to one over the other.
According to Pew Research Center, a majority of the millennial generation is choosing to remain unmarried. The Detroit Free Press reported, “Fewer Americans are married than ever before, and a growing percentage are happy to stay unhitched. A Pew Research Center analysis of 2012 census data found that one in five adults age 25 and older — roughly 42 million people — have never been married, meaning the U.S. is made up of a historically high number of single people.” Many are choosing to build their careers or their brand before tying the knot. Saturday, April 16, 2016, T. Marie Media Group hosted an intimate open forum at Always Brewing Detroit coffee house, where a panel of eight young professional entrepreneurs from a Real Estate agent, Authors, Business owners, a Minister and Recording Artist addressed the issue of being successfully single.
The panel answered questions from the audience as well as the event host about their journey upon achieving success as well as navigating the dating scene and staying focused as they built their brand. Although no one said marriage was off the table, few were willing to give up their careers if that was the requirement for having a successful marriage.
There was not a dull moment in the over two-hour panel discussion. Always Brewing Detroit kept the place hot and the conversation “percolated” when the topic of sex came up. Nothing was off limits. Some of the panelists brought their books and other materials for attendees to obtain more information on them as well as for purchase.