I miss my family!

  1. Hi everyone. I have missed this board so much. Nursing school is all I have time for and I miss my family so much. I am married with a 2 y.o. and I feel like I never see him and my husband not to mention my sister and parents. I don't think everyone understands either. :angryfire I know they think I study all the time but that is what I have to do to pass these tests. I really did not realize how much time and an effort this is going to take. It is all worth it but how do you get them to see that? Also......when do you get used to the loss of sleep and being so tire :zzzzz d? Is there anything that helps with this? I am fine in school but I am really having a hard time sleeping when I do finally get into the bed. Oh well......needed to get that off my chest. Take care and I hope everyone is doing well!
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  3. by   sirI
    Quote from JGLPN2BE
    Hi everyone. I have missed this board so much. Nursing school is all I have time for and I miss my family so much. I am married with a 2 y.o. and I feel like I never see him and my husband not to mention my sister and parents. I don't think everyone understands either. :angryfire I know they think I study all the time but that is what I have to do to pass these tests. I really did not realize how much time and an effort this is going to take. It is all worth it but how do you get them to see that? Also......when do you get used to the loss of sleep and being so tire :zzzzz d? Is there anything that helps with this? I am fine in school but I am really having a hard time sleeping when I do finally get into the bed. Oh well......needed to get that off my chest. Take care and I hope everyone is doing well!
    Hello, JGLPN2BE,:Melody:

    Just know that we are here for you. You will adjust, I am sure. Takes time. I am sure you bring alot to bed with you when you are trying to relax.
  4. by   Dan's Sunshine
    I guess you just told me how my life will be soon. :uhoh21: I am also married with a 2 yr old. My program does not start until next week. Wish I could offer some advice to you, but I can't. Just try to do your best and to remember that you are doing this to help your family. School doesn't last forever. One day it will be over and you will be glad you did this.

    Good luck!!

    Brandy
  5. by   Tweety
    Hang in there good luck.
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    It is very tough but your sacrifice is well worth it. Best wishes to you.
  7. by   twinmommy+2
    I have a 4 year old and 3 year old twins. They get used to you being in school and doing homework. My girls will start drawing something telling me that they are doing their own homework. I'm hoping that carrys over to elementary school for them. Think of the example your setting for your child. He will remember how important education was to you and apply it to himself. Keep it up!
  8. by   honeyb111
    I feel your pain! I'm in my 1st semester of 4 (adn) and have actually thought about quitting several times. Thing is, I'm doing really well in all my classes and clinical. But I also miss my family. I'm 34 and have a 9 yr old daughter. Hubby is active duty army and lives in another state right now. Its better then the last 2 years when he lived in other countries tho. I stayed put to finish my degree - I could have transferred to a CC where he is but we know another deployment is imminent and I wouldn't have family support (=babysitting) then. I feel like I'm constantly ignoring my daughter since I have so much reading/studying to do all the time, when I'm not cleaning, doing laundry, cooking and running her to piano, dance or soccer. She spends the night at my parents when I have clinical the next day (I have to leave at 6 am), thank goodness it's only 1 day a week this semester. We used to have a girls day once or twice a month, but I can't seem to find the time anymore. DH is coming home this weekend - I know I should be excited but I've got a pharmocology test Monday. This happened 2 weeks ago too (same class even) so he sat and watched me study all weekend long. I felt horrible but didn't have any other choice. I can't keep up with all the schoolwork, let alone get ahead at all. I'm stressed and exhausted all the time. Heck, I should be in bed now but my body has started getting used to 1 am bedtimes. The only reason I haven't quit yet is that I really want to be a nurse, but sometimes I question if all this is worth it. I know this doesn't give you any answers, but at least you know you're not alone.
  9. by   ejonesstudent
    I am a 21 year old, married with a two year old son. My son is in daycare in order for me to go to classes, and study. I feel like he is always there, and that I don't get to spend enought time with him. I feel like all I do is study. I am not as worried about my husband, because he is a grown man. I am very close to my parents and they understand the studying I have to do. My mom is a nurse, and so she helps out alot. But as for others, like my mother in law, they make comments about me studying all the time, and think I should be making A's as much as I study. Just realize that no one is going to understand unless they have been through it or are going through it. That is why we have this great board where we can get support!!!
  10. by   scarling_star
    My mom has me [18], my sister [16] and my dad [?] and things have been tough since me and mom have begun our nursing degree. But if you work together you will make it far easier. It will be tough at first but once your through the worst I'm sure things will get better. I hope things are already better since you made this post and wish the best of luck hunny bunch.
    *hugs*

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