Originally posted by jhrn
THank you to those of you that offered advice about my career goal (being too specific). I want to be a wonderful OB nurse (L&D, PP) so I know now I need to open my options-thank you!
My new question is --Was your first job a night shift job? I am a mother of two (1yr and 2yr old), I plan on going to work when they enter school adn would like to work during the day, but it has occured to me that most job openings are probably for the night shift? True? My next question--how many of you were already mommies when you went to school and what wast that experience like? THis would be a second career for me and I am wondering if I would miss out on a lot of my little ones lives by going back to school..
My first job out of college was on nights (11p - 7a). My husband STRONGLY encouraged me to work nights since he would be at home with our three children while I worked. They were 10, 13, and 16 at the time. Little did I know that he had alterior motives for having me work nights. It gave him an opportunity to sneak out of the house after the children were asleep (or so he thought) and go spend those five nights a week with his mistress who lived only ten minutes or less away. Needless to say, I quit when I found out what he was doing, filed for divorce, and became a traveling nurse. That worked well for me, as did working through local agencies because they gave me complete control over my life as a new single mom with three kids to raise.
I went to college after the kids were in school all day, so was able to be home when they left for school, and home when they returned from school. I wouldn't have attempted going to college full time with babies, but that's just my situation. You do what works best for you and your family.
I didn't miss out on anything except 'me' during my college days. The hubby, the kids, and everyone else seemed to have more of me than I had left for myself. So, today who do you think I pamper the most? Yepper!
Whatever you do, no matter how you plan to do it, just remember one very important lesson: TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF IN THE PROCESS. DON'T GET SO BLINDSIGHTED THAT YOU FORGET TO NURTURE YOUR OWN PERSON. Much success and prayers to you as you embark on this path in your life.