What are you sacrificing to go nursing school? - page 2

I'm selling my house, all of my furniture, quit my job, moving out of a state where I have lived for 11 years, and moving as an adult with a baby back in with my Dad who is my sole supporter. ... Read More

  1. by   gin2425
    Quote from dijmart
    I have one semester left! hhhmmm, let me reflect...

    1) no wrinkles or grey hairs 3 yrs. ago, but now STRESS is marching across my face & i've started to highlight my hair to hide the grey's!

    2) not much time for family or friends, so i have lost some (friends) along the way. my husband has threatened divorce a few times, if he didn't get "some" attention!

    3) my once firm butt is gone, now replaced w/ a coach potato butt from all the studying.:chuckle

    4) my sanity, at times.

    5) and of course, time & money!

    I guess nothing alittle botox, haircolor, marriage counseling, & loans can't fix!
    How true... I have one more semester left after xmas break and I feel my life looks the same way. I have 2 children and my oldest is 8 I thought her seeing me study would be a good influence, but after this journey I may have discourage her from growing up and going to college. I guess I might be losing it too often. I owe those babies big when I graduate like a trip to disney land for putting up with me!
  2. by   MB37
    We're also putting off kids until I get my BSN (hopefully <2 years), and then I'm sacrificing the usual: social life, television, time w/my husband, any chance of a weekend getaway once the accelerated program starts, a clean house, folded/hung up laundry, my income for 15 months, and not being able to go house-hunting til after graduation (plus looking with two better-than-decent incomes will be nice).
  3. by   kinntj
    I'm sacraficing time with my kids, but I've been blessed to stay home with them this long, so now it's my turn to do things for me. I'm hoping it's such a short intense time, that it won't hurt them too much.

    We're sacraficing money and going on family trips. I promised them a trip to Disney World when I'm all done.

    I love seeing others responses.
  4. by   kinntj
    Quote from MMW37
    social life, television, time w/my husband, any chance of a weekend getaway once the accelerated program starts, a clean house, folded/hung up laundry, my income for 15 months.
    Yeah and all of that too!
  5. by   catzy5
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Right now I sacrifice a perfectly clean house and perfectly groomed yard with beautiful flowers planted etc, the neighbors are worried.... our house may turn into a slum house and drag their property value down ....I don't have too much time to volunteer at my son's school, however, I managed to bake cookies for the PTA bake sale last month. I wished I had more time for Boy Scout stuff, I would like to take leadership courses and perfect my skills in archery and continue my lessons which I interrupted at the beginning of the semester. I also had to miss the opportunity to chaparone at my son's last field trip. I don't get to hang out with friends as much and my gym sessions aren't as satisfying. I know it is nothing compare to your sacrifice, mine are just piddely things but I understand sacrifice and have done much in the past when I was a single parent with my first son what seems "eons" ago. I'd also like to have more time for sewing class and spend more time crocheting and knitting.....it will all come back though. this is only temporary and NO our house will not turn into a slum house, it's just not as pretty as usual My school has priority right now.
    You are trying to better your life and you deserve lots of respect. Things are only things...you can get everything back later and some more! Good luck to you.


    oh yes I can relate with all the above, before starting school full time this year I made myself available 100% to my kids and their school I have 3 at the same school an was pretty much their dialy helping in someones class or doing odds and end pta etc...This year I work in one sons class one hour a week. I don't even see the other 2 teachers. My twins have some learning difficulties and ADHD so having me there with my nose in everyones business really helped keep everyone my boys and school on track. So to me this is my biggest sacrifice. However that said, I have given up everything for the past 9 years to get them to where they are now, This year both my boys are doing fantastic, my 9yr old is in the gifted program made honor roll and is the first student body president of her school. So I think even with me not being their full time they have had a good upbuilding lift from all that I did previous. I make sure I am still there for them when they get home from school, I do give up my weekends with DH because I have class on Fri/sat study sundays plus with dad gone all week its good for the kids and him to have that time without me. But its temporary and we make time thru out the semester that we can set aside. I also feel i have sacrificed my friends I put family, school study in that order so anything else is extra I feel bad about that but something has to take a back seat my real friends understand and have supported me and look forward to my vacation breaks.

    oh ya my last thing is I used to run Agility with my german shepherd (my really truely best friend) we haven't been able to do that this year but he still loves me all the same imagine that LOL.
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from catzy5
    oh yes I can relate with all the above, before starting school full time this year I made myself available 100% to my kids and their school I have 3 at the same school an was pretty much their dialy helping in someones class or doing odds and end pta etc...This year I work in one sons class one hour a week. I don't even see the other 2 teachers. My twins have some learning difficulties and ADHD so having me there with my nose in everyones business really helped keep everyone my boys and school on track. So to me this is my biggest sacrifice. However that said, I have given up everything for the past 9 years to get them to where they are now, This year both my boys are doing fantastic, my 9yr old is in the gifted program made honor roll and is the first student body president of her school. So I think even with me not being their full time they have had a good upbuilding lift from all that I did previous. I make sure I am still there for them when they get home from school, I do give up my weekends with DH because I have class on Fri/sat study sundays plus with dad gone all week its good for the kids and him to have that time without me. But its temporary and we make time thru out the semester that we can set aside. I also feel i have sacrificed my friends I put family, school study in that order so anything else is extra I feel bad about that but something has to take a back seat my real friends understand and have supported me and look forward to my vacation breaks.

    oh ya my last thing is I used to run Agility with my german shepherd (my really truely best friend) we haven't been able to do that this year but he still loves me all the same imagine that LOL.
    Dogs are truly man's best friend....my poor dogs don't get as much attention either anymore, poor things! Like you said it's only temporary and everyone including our furry family members will survive
  7. by   DaughterofRuth
    I'm sacrificing the regret I know I'd feel down the road if I didn't do this.
  8. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from DaughterofRuth
    I'm sacrificing the regret I know I'd feel down the road if I didn't do this.
    That's a good one
  9. by   ILoveNursing82
    LOL!!! Good Answer..We need more positivite feelings about Nursing here sometimes!!! LOL!!
  10. by   ILoveNursing82
    Quote from DaughterofRuth
    I'm sacrificing the regret I know I'd feel down the road if I didn't do this.

    LOL!! Good Answer..we need more positive feelings about Nursing here sometimes!! LOL!!!!
  11. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    I am sacraficing my sanity, although I may not have had that to begin with..
  12. by   RN1263
    Quote from swtooth
    I am sacraficing my sanity, although I may not have had that to begin with..
    Me too!! and I plan to go into psychiatric nursing where I'll fit right in!!!
  13. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from dijmart
    Me too!! and I plan to go into psychiatric nursing where I'll fit right in!!!
    We'd lose our sanity regardless, at least it's while chasing our dream

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