The dream only ends if you stop pursuing it. I went back to school when my oldest boy was five, youngest was 3. I went part time the first year, full time (15-16 credit semesters) the second (worked 24 hrs a week as a CNA). Had a Bipolar husband, who was having major mental problems at the time, who resisted my going to school. I got into a PA program, my husband didn't want to move to where the program was, decided to divorce me instead. Had to quit school for a year to go through a Divorce and custody battle (I won), he didn't pay support for almost that whole year, oh and I hurt my back when I was a CNA, 8 months of PT. Got into two PA schools
near where my mother lived, we planned that I would live with her and go to school. Then she got transferred out of the state the schools were in. Last year, moved back in with my mom in the new state, went back to finishing prerequisites three weeks after my divorce/custody was finalized. Got into University of Maryland School of Nursing this year and almost done with my junior year. The boys are 7 1/2 and 10, now.Sooo if I can do it with every obstacle I have thrown at me, I think you can go back next year and retake the TEAS test. You will make it ,if you really want it. Might take a couple of times to pick yourself up and dust yourself off, but you can do it. I have never regretted any of the obstacles, they have been worth finally getting here.