keep your head up erin!!
like you i got my first degree in something other than nursing and now at 34 34 34
(did you hear the echo?:roll ) i am going back to school for my adn. you are not in this alone!!
count your blessings--you have a husband who can help hold down the financial and parental forts while you pursue your degree. and once you've got the work done, the world will be your oyster!!
strange as it may sound, i consider you lucky b/c you've already
had kids. i'm childless and still a bit undecided about whether i want to have them or not. but i know that i've got to either s**t or get off the pot soon b/c of my age. and if i decide to do it now i'm faced w/ either being pregnant/new mom in nursing school or being pregnant/new mom as a newbie nurse. and both of those options seem so overwhelming to me.
but try not to beat yourself up too much about going back to school at your age. my father did it when i was a kid so i was exposed to it when i was young, we are always seeing something on the news these days about working adults going back to school to improve their earning power or change careers and of course you are surrounded by lots of working adults on this website who are in your same situation.
keep your head up and keep focused. you can do it!!!