So i have been reading up on becoming a nurse and more and more i read that nursing school will become your life and you won't have time for much of anything else. Well im a young mom,21, i had my son at 19 and have been financially unstable for the 2 years of his life. I have been stuck for the two years as i could not drive or get around and no money or car to help improve that issue. My dad finally helped me with a car and now im finishing up my driving lesson so i can start working etc. As excited as i am im beginning to worry (God forbid) that i won't be able to handle the work load and still give my son all he needs. I don't mind sacrificing my social life i have never really had one but my son, i can't. He might be (quite sure he will be) diagnosed with autism and as you guys know the first 5 years are crucial to his development even more so than if he were not to have ASD. Plus he has never been to daycare, and although he is in therapy he still needs help daily. He isn't severe (lets hope for no regression) but he has no speech as of late. I worry nursing will consume me and one will suffer. And then what if i start nursing get a distance and fail because its hard and/or i couldn't balance work, school and an autistic child. Sometime I wonder if i should do something else but i think what? I can't think of anything. Im more passionate about nursing than anything else. Has anyone had a similar situation as me and made it through? As anyone become single mom very young, and had to work but still managed to successfully become a RN. Any stories or advice are much welcome and appreciated. Thank you.