On Sunday, I was at a mission homecoming for a friend and found myself talking to a Young Women’s leader from high school about what I was up to these days. I responded, “Oh, I’m just working.” And then I said to myself, Candace, stop saying that word.
The word “just” is peppered throughout the language of LDS women, especially my fellow twentysomethings:
“I just want to be a mom.”
“I’m just working.”
“No, I’m not married. I’m just living with roommates.”
“I’m just staying at home with the kids.”
“I’m just going to college/working until I get married.”
“I’m getting a degree just in case something happens to my husband and I have to work.”