I don't know too many people who would work if they didn't have to but, still I must ask, is there a way to not work?
I'm really not trying to be funny here. I work full time and will be taking classes full time, yet again, this fall and it is truly getting to me folks! I used to be pretty good at blending the two, but nursing classes are a whole other beast than English 101. So, I am really thinking about either alternative work options or trying to swing not working. But, with a house, car payments, school bills, etc. I don't know if it's even an option for my little two people family to live on just one income. I do make and sell candles but it's more of a hobby because the profits just buy more supplies. It just seems I need more time and my job is demanding, I mean, they call me in on my days off literally EVERY time I am off in the week because we're short and I have to work every other weekend. I get it, it's the life of the hospital worker, but with nursing school I can't afford to be side tracked. I find it ironic that the school is always saying, "It's best to not work while in the nursing program." I'm like, seriously? Living on the street isn't appealing! I just wonder how in the world they expect people to not work. Particularly when the supplies alone are costing me a couple thousand. I guess I can see the straight out of high school student, but what about everyone else? Ahhhh, the woes of the adult student. Anyhow, anyone else facing this dilemma?
Have any of you quit work? How are you making it by? Right now I pay for school out of pocket, but I have been looking for scholarships. Would love any ideas or advice!