I recieved my acceptance letter two weeks ago! Yay!! So now Im consumed with worry and doubt and complete fear. I work full time, go to school full time, and have three kids. Ive done great in my pre-reqs although it seems Im loosing steam lately in patho 2. Im just so tired. But now with the acceptance letter theres a light at the end of the tunnel.
The work load will be intense, the stress overwhelming but all worth it in the end. But as I think about it how will I juggle the schedule the clinicals and the homework with everything else going on? I have to work Im a single mom.
Is there anyone out there that juggles it all like this? How do you do it and stay motivated? I know I want to be a nurse more than anything and I cant back out now. Im just afraid I wont get through it with all my obligations.
Mar 4, '13
Since it appears that you need to continue work & time needed for school will only increase, something will have to give. How old are your kiddos? Do you have an SO? If so - increase their involvement with household chores. Sit everyone down and talk to them about what is going on and ask them for their help - even smaller kids can understand. It will also be easier on them if they know exactly what is going on and why Mom's so grumpy.
You'll probably have to modify your personal standards a bit from the "correct" ways to load the DW, sort laundry, vacuum, etc. . But that's OK. A couple of 'messy house' years is not going to have a lasting impact on anyone. Heck, I 'gave up' laundry and grocery shopping (to my hubby) when I was working on my BSN - - and never took them back.
A couple of years from now, you are going to look back like I did and wonder "how in the world did I manage to get through that?". Seriously, I realized after-the-fact that I went 30 months without a day off. Working compressed weekend shifts & classes/clinical during the week. I made it. You will too.
Mar 4, '13
I am not where you are right now, but judging on how crazy my life is, I will be working full time with school full time and two young children in my near future. I've come to the conclusion, that I have no clue how its going to work, but I have to make it work. I want this more than anything. Good luck and I hope you find the way that works for you soon!
Mar 4, '13
Thanks for the responses. Its nice to know Im not the only one. I dont have a SO but their dad helps a lot with them. So I know I can rely on him. Its going to take a lot of changes but I have the summer to get it all together and somewhat organized.
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