Lauren Swanson: Going Back to School to Pursue a Career?!

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The Duggars might easily be one of the most fascinating families on reality TV, but similar to the Kardashian family, many wonder what the heck they actually do for a living. 

Besides getting hefty paychecks from TLC, some of the Duggars help their dad, Jim Bob, with his commercial real estate business, while others do mission work or hobbies that they try to pass off as "careers". 

As for the women, well, it's no surprise that due to the family's strict religion they seek more of the traditional roles as a stay-at-home mom and housewife. *hard eye roll*

Lauren Swanson Is On Instagram

But there is one Duggar who (almost) impressed us by showing a desire for something other than bible studies and cooking three meals a day.

Lauren Swanson recently shared some fun facts about herself in a new Instagram post, and besides the fact that the Counting On star can yodel, she caught our attention by opening up about her education.

Usually, it's not shocking to hear someone use their education as a "get to know me" tool, but considering the Duggar family's home-schooled background and lack of college degrees, it's a pretty big deal.

Josiah Duggar & Lauren Swanson Image

However, just because Swanson did graduate with a degree doesn't mean she is putting it to use.

But thanks to her IG followers who asked all the hard questions, she got candid about her future career goals

Unfortunately, it was slightly disappointing. 

Lauren Swanson Photo

"I went to college when I was 16 and finished my Associate's degree in Nursing at 18," Lauren explained in her post. 

Her fans needed more of an explanation. Like, you know, why she isn't a nurse then? 

"I would have to take my boards exam to practice. However, really nursing isn't my passion," she admitted. 

Josiah Duggar and Wife

Lauren explained what she meant in another post after a second fan asked if she has ever worked before and whether or not she would ever go back to work.

In response to that comment, she said, "An Associate's Degree is only two years worth of schooling. I would have to go back for an additional year or two to be a certified nurse."

I'm going to go ahead and guess that this means 1. she hasn't worked in the past considering she dodged that question and 2. she seems to have no intention of actually going back to school, or ever getting a real career. 

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson Together

No judgment here. It's important to follow your heart, but I must admit it would be quite refreshing to see one of the Duggar's care about something other than reproduction. 

And God.

Don't @ me. 

Lauren and her husband Josiah Duggar found out back in May that they are expecting their first child together, which came as very special news considering the tragic miscarriage these two suffered months prior. 

Lauren Swanson and Josiah Dugger Sad

"Recently, we walked through losing a little one through miscarriage, but we're excited to have another little one on the way now," Josiah said in a video filmed by TLC.

"We're just extremely grateful for this baby and just going through a lot really shows us how good God is and that miracles do happen."

We're extremely happy for this couple, and whether or not the mom-to-be decides to continue her education one day, we know she will enjoy this next chapter of her life the most. 

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