I really need a job where I'm helping people. I was a high school teacher for 6 years and loved it. Then, 5 years ago, I started having children, and left my job to be home with them. Now I really want to go back to work, but want something more flexible in hours, but still feel like I'm really helping people. My husband works from 7am-3pm (same hours as a teacher, except I got home a little later). I really wanted something where I could be home with my kids in the early morning, and give them breakfast and get them to school.Teachers usually have to be at work well before the students arrive-- I was always at work by 6:45/7:15 at the latest. But now, working night shifts and weekends is actually very appealing to me. I thought about being a realtor- and went to real estate school. Though I enjoyed the school part (that was fun) I told my husband that it wasn't what I wanted to do with my life, but I would do it so we could start saving for the kids' college. He told me I had a few years to figure out what would make me happy-- whether it's going back to school to keep my teaching certificate valid, or going back to school for something else. I need to feel like I'm doing something good. My oldest has asthma, and between delivering my babies and being in the hospital with him-- the nurses have always been a godsend to me. Between helping me nurse my children (which never came easy for me), to educating me on asthma treatments for my son-- the nurses were just wonderful to us. I started thinking about being a nurse a few years ago, and realize that's really what I want to do (though I'll always miss teaching). I just found out yesterday that I was accepted into the nursing program I wanted (and luckily I got the evening/weekend program so I won't have to put my youngest in daycare). I'm thrilled!!! I can't believe in 2 years, I may be a nurse!!!