I have a tough decision to make and I need some opinions.
I must make a decision between teaching school or nursing. Nursing school
starts in January so I have to decide to jump on the wagon or coast through the opportunity.
My husband and I want to have children within the next year. We have less than 1,000 in savings so going back into teaching would allow LOTS more money than what I would be making part time while going to school.
Also, I think the time off this job has to offer would benefit raising my children. I would get to be there (for days) during the holidays and every afternoon when they arrive home. I could take them to school in the morning. Having afternoons free means that I could attend games and after school functions. Summers would allow family vacation time. Pay is not all that bad...in my state it would be comparable to nursing...
My passion is to become a nurse. But, I feel like I must make this sacrifice. My husband would be 40 (without kids or a house) if I go Nursing school. And he has prostate trouble. This all worries me. We want more than one child so this would be pushing his age and condition even more with the second child.
I LOVE Nursing. It is my passion. Though I wonder if putting it on the back burner for another 10yrs would be wise. I have considered teaching a younger grade level in school and this may appeal to me more...(Ihope so).
I told my husband I am reconsidering Nursing and he sooooo happy and relieved :kiss
What do you guys think of this sacrifice? Wise? What would you do?