Tomorrow is the BIG day!

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    I begin nursing school tomorrow! And my kids begin preschool/daycare for the first time ever. I am a nervous wreck and beyond scared! I'll be driving an hour to and from school each day and doing day classes will be something new for me. I'm use to doing online and night classes. This means no study time during the week since I'll be picking my kids up from daycare as soon as I leave school. I usually do work/study while they nap and have quiet time.. But that has come to an end. This marks a new adventure for my family. A scary, stressful, exciting, and expensive one! I already feel like my heading is exploding with all of the info. Besides my 3 nursing classes, I'm also taking us history II and basic statistics online. They are 9 weeks long each and very fast paced. So the first 9 weeks of this semester will be very hectic and stressful for me. The good thing is, after those are done I can just focus solely on my nursing classes.

    I'm so scared of how my little guy will act tomorrow. He is very shy and is use to being with either me and his dad. I keep thinking of all of the "what ifs" and it's driven me to tears a couple of times today. His 2nd birthday is also Thursday, and I won't be home with him to celebrate it. I know it's unlikely, but I would like to be able to keep up my "super mom" routine/way of life that I have going.

    I keep telling myself this will all be okay and work out, we'll get into a routine and it will be our new norm, and that I WILL succeed in nursing school. Going to bed early and waking up early is going to be a new, hard challenge for us! *taking a deep breath now!*

    Good luck everyone

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    Good luck!!!
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    If it's any consolation, in my ADN program, there are a great number of parents who attend classes during the day (plus clinical) while their little ones are off at daycare, pre-school, or elementary/middle/high school, and manage to go through their courses and fit in the study time. Please, do not ask me how they do it, because I couldn't answer you (I'm single with no children)! And they make it work, I promise. My very best friend in the program is a mother of 5 (5 girls!) and has a job as a medical assistant part-time, and she's entering her third semester successfully.

    It can be done, and if you want it badly enough, you'll prevail! You'll just need to learn to find the balance, and while it may be an initial adjustment, you'll all settle into a groove.

    Best of luck!
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    Quote from CBLNurse2Be
    I begin nursing school tomorrow! And my kids begin preschool/daycare for the first time ever. I am a nervous wreck and beyond scared! I'll be driving an hour to and from school each day and doing day classes will be something new for me. I'm use to doing online and night classes. This means no study time during the week since I'll be picking my kids up from daycare as soon as I leave school. I usually do work/study while they nap and have quiet time.. But that has come to an end. This marks a new adventure for my family. A scary, stressful, exciting, and expensive one! I already feel like my heading is exploding with all of the info. Besides my 3 nursing classes, I'm also taking us history II and basic statistics online. They are 9 weeks long each and very fast paced. So the first 9 weeks of this semester will be very hectic and stressful for me. The good thing is, after those are done I can just focus solely on my nursing classes.

    I'm so scared of how my little guy will act tomorrow. He is very shy and is use to being with either me and his dad. I keep thinking of all of the "what ifs" and it's driven me to tears a couple of times today. His 2nd birthday is also Thursday, and I won't be home with him to celebrate it. I know it's unlikely, but I would like to be able to keep up my "super mom" routine/way of life that I have going.

    I keep telling myself this will all be okay and work out, we'll get into a routine and it will be our new norm, and that I WILL succeed in nursing school. Going to bed early and waking up early is going to be a new, hard challenge for us! *taking a deep breath now!*

    Good luck everyone
    It's like you read my mind.. I actually just had to say a prayer. I do not start school until the 20th but I have orientation tomorrow. I am a single mom with no family where I am at.. My son has been going to day care since he was 6 months but he is 3. Your son will be fine, definitely will take some getting adjusted to but he will be with other kids his ages!! I know people that get through nursing school. I worry about not being able to be super mom too, but it came to me.. That we are super moms because we are willing to better ourselves so that we can be able to provide their needs and their wants.. We are setting the example that all things can be accomplished if u work hard and press through.. They don't understand now but we are setting up a solid foundation and that in itself is a super mom.. Hopes this gets your through u will be great!! He will still love you that's the joy in it all no matter what his love will be unconditional!! 😉😊😃


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