The title of this says it all but there is still nothing wrong with a little of advice. I've been working my current job as a customer service representative for a little over 2 years now. I work the type of job that gives no personal satisfaction it's just a job that pay bills. I hate working this job but according to family and friends and everyone else that see it this way, it's a job that pays decent and have great benefits. It's a full time job, very no extremely stressful. I actually hate what I do. Since 13 years old I've been waiting to be a nurse. Due to my own personal situations and set backs ( I can't lie) also my own laziness I am now 30 years old still waiting to make my dream a reality.
The difference now is I've gotten off my lazy horse and put the work into making my dream a successful reality. I've applied and will be receiving my financial aid which pretty much has rent, utilities covered. I am planning on getting myself a car soon to make traveling to school easier than riding public transportation as I'm doing now. Either way my budgeting I've been working on for the past few months now to work all together.
The only thing is now I am kind of afraid to ask my job to go part time because they may say it's unavailable. So that leads me to quitting the job which I would be fine with just wouldn't have the extras in life I'm use to. In away so what I would be sacrificing 2 years of my life to struggle a little bit for a lifestyle that will be worth while. I guess I'm scared and looking for that support system. I'm not talking about quitting school to start the actual nursing program, but I'm talking about quitting to go into a CNA course at my community college. After I take the test for CNA that will leave me struggling to find a job as a CNA and which won't be anything close to what I'm getting paid now. The good side is it will get my foot in the door if I find a CNA job in my area while I'm continuing school and working on my Associates degree if I'm accepted into the Associates course for nursing in my school. There's a lot of hopes to find a job and hopes of acceptance into the nursing program and willing to leave a guaranteed job. What are you guys opinion on this? Any advice is greatly appreciated.