- by LCinTraining Oct 15, '12I can't seem to work full time and to this school thing full time while maintaining my GPA. Husband is all frustrated because an 82% should be fine with me, but it's a C at my school. I worked all weekend. Work was rough. I lost two full nights of sleep and went in to take the exam first thing in the morning after working all night. All exams fall like this, and I can't afford to live without working full time and if I drop out all my loans come due and I really can't afford that. But my test prep time is shot every weekend due to work.It's just al overwhelming and I'm not sure how long I can keep this pace up before total burn out. Mentioning it to the husband just frustrates him so I guess I'm here venting with people who may be more likely to understand. Even if I could just drop one night of work I think I would feel like I could survive this, but right now I feel like I'm drowning in exhaustion and sore muscles with no opportunity to think long enough to study. Forget being a mom. I've got that guilt going on too. I never see my kids anymore and when I do, I'm too stressed to deal with them. Someone remind me that I can do this, because if feel like running away from everything right now.
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- Oct 15, '12 by ScottE,RNIf it wasn't hard it wouldn't be worth doing.
- Oct 15, '12 by LindseyRN86Take a deep breath!!! Discuss with you husband the reasons you are in school..to help your family grow and have a more comfortable life...what would happen if you failed...lost money due to loans..would a day in all reality be a big loss compared to the time and money put forth for your education...food for thought. Do something good for yourself even if it is just a long walk by yourself. There is a light at the end of the tunnel!! Promise!!
- Oct 15, '12 by lovinlife11Oh boy! I can totally relate to your feelings. I had 3 kids, a husband with ms, school and work. It was the hardest thing I have ever done but also the most rewarding. Your sense of accomplishment will be great when you are done and I suspect you will not regret these decisions. I would consider working part time and seeing if you can cut your bills in other ways. Keep your chin up and stay focused on your goals. This too shall pass and open up new doors for you!
- Oct 15, '12 by bear14I know GPA is important but maybe just focusing on passing. You know the material and thats all that is important. Dont stress yourself out to get all A's. That was one of the first things we were taught in school. I've got the mom guilt thing too. I dont work and we have had to get really creative with paying bills. My husband took a nap and when he woke up I told him I refinanced the house. It takes alot of creative thinking. Hamburger helper is my best friend and my house is dirty but I have to accept that. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Hang in there.
- Oct 15, '12 by StephalumpQuote from bear14I don't have anything to add here expect HA!. My husband took a nap and when he woke up I told him I refinanced the house. .
- Oct 15, '12 by AZMOMO2I have the same problem, full-time work, part-time sleep. so I feel your pain. Hang in there. I am usually a GPA freak, but as this is my last semester... heck I just want to PASS!!