I'm 26, married, no kids. Mom went back to school for Occupational Therapy, and got her degree at 45. ALWAYS encouraged me to go into the medical field, and thought I was wasting my time at Secretarial/Accounting jobs. I hate it when moms are right!
I was half heartedly pursuing an Accounting Degree. I have been coming to hate sitting in a cube 8-5 all day every day more and more. DH and mom suggested I volunteer at a hospital to see if I could even stand the environment. I LOVED IT! I also realized that all those years of helping my mom with her school work and papers paid off. I had more medical knowledge than I thought I did.
Put myself on the waiting list for the local Community College's ADN program last fall, hope to get in Fall 06 or Winter 07. Currently taking my pre-requisite classes.
It's funny, because now my mom wants to get her ADN or BSN, and not go into Occupational Therapy. Go figure.
Anyway, DH and I are lucky to have bought our 1st house young, and sold it for a good profit, to buy our 2nd house. He makes good money, and so do I, even workin 20 hours a week. We are very frugal, and have no kids (yet...). The Community College is pretty cheap, and I am taking my time and spreading out the classes. We just try to be as cheap as we can, and realize that it's only for a few years, as I will be making good money in this area once I am an RN.