Nursing School is a stingy Beast!!!

  1. Nursing school takes up more of my time than I had realized. Lets
    just say.. the beast has swallowed me whole! LOL

    I have been feeling really down for the last few weeks I guess its a
    quality time issue for me. The nursing beast is very stingy and I
    am not able to spend the time that I really want to with my 4 kids or
    my husband. There is no time for me as an individual and I guess you could say for the last three years I have been at this and I am just tired. I will not be able to take a break and will have to go for the next two years each semester to complete this. I know it will all be worth it in the end... Im just
    feeling really frazzled and both of my ends are burning to ashes..LOL

    I just pray for strength to continue onward and that I can meet the
    task. Completing this nursing program means so much to me and the
    financial security for my family. My husband has two blown discs in
    his back and he will not be able to work much longer and with out
    his income we wouldn't have a home or much less wouldn't be able to
    survive.

    Sorry I seem so down... sometimes... even though I know our problems
    could be so much worse... the constant take one step forward and 5
    steps back... is very weary on the soul.

    HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS to everyone who is feeling the same way...
    and to those who have been there and tamed the beast!

    God Bless
    Rae
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  3. by   heatherbless
    Quote from Raevyn
    Nursing school takes up more of my time than I had realized. Lets
    just say.. the beast has swallowed me whole! LOL

    I have been feeling really down for the last few weeks I guess its a
    quality time issue for me. The nursing beast is very stingy and I
    am not able to spend the time that I really want to with my 4 kids or
    my husband. There is no time for me as an individual and I guess you could say for the last three years I have been at this and I am just tired. I will not be able to take a break and will have to go for the next two years each semester to complete this. I know it will all be worth it in the end... Im just
    feeling really frazzled and both of my ends are burning to ashes..LOL

    I just pray for strength to continue onward and that I can meet the
    task. Completing this nursing program means so much to me and the
    financial security for my family. My husband has two blown discs in
    his back and he will not be able to work much longer and with out
    his income we wouldn't have a home or much less wouldn't be able to
    survive.

    Sorry I seem so down... sometimes... even though I know our problems
    could be so much worse... the constant take one step forward and 5
    steps back... is very weary on the soul.

    HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS to everyone who is feeling the same way...
    and to those who have been there and tamed the beast!

    God Bless
    Rae

    hi rae, you will make it--just keep your head up and take one day at a time--I have a masters degree and went back for my BSN--because the job market just seemed so slow for me and I would rather works towards this--than be unemployed. I wish you the best//what type of program are you attend ing?
  4. by   RedSox33RN
    It will be worth it in the end. I have a husband and 4 kids also, and they are off skiing in Vermont for the past few days while I'm............at home studying. I know exactly how you are feeling. They keep calling me and telling me what a great time they are having, how they wish I was there, which is just compounding the guilt. But I have to admit I have gotten a LOT done, and moved far ahead in my online Medical Terminology course.

    Pray to God, and He will give you the strength. I'm sure it seems overwhelming right now, especially faced with an injured husband, but take it one step at a time. Don't look at how far you have to go.......look at how far you've come.

    And remember, there is nothing that says you have to have a clean and pristine house during all this time. I've told my husband and children that they will have to be responsible for meals and cleaning when ("when" being the key word! ) I get into nursing school. They are slowly learning, and yours will also (though it may fall quite a bit on your kids if your DH is laid up).

    And don't forget to lean on God. He has big shoulders and a great ear.

    (((HUGS)))
  5. by   meownsmile
    I agree, keep going forward. Keep reassuring your kids and hubby that it will be over soon and start planning or at least talking about a nice vacation after you are done. It helps the kids get through it if they can think about the vacation they will be able to help plan after your done. It is hard,even now i feel a bit guilty about all the time i spent on the books and not on the kids, but i know they are happier now than they would have been had i not done what i needed to do. Keep your chin up, your almost there. You're closer to the end than you are from the start.
  6. by   tryingtomakeit
    I figure that if you keep taking one step forward and five back, you will eventually get to your destination anyway. You'll just get there by a different route than you planned! : ) Hang in there - brighter days are coming.

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