.....to be a nurse? I am a SAHM who quit teaching two years ago when my third and final baby was born. At the time I knew I did not want to teach anymore but sort of blamed it on wanting to be home with my new baby.
So, now I am sure I don't want to teach anymore. I am very interested in nursing. I am just not sure I have what it takes to be a nurse. My husband is very supportive and wants me to do something I can love and that will contribute to our family income eventually. I spoke to my dad...okay I am 34 years old but who doesn't need validation? His response was he doesn't believe in "digging more holes. Why not just use the degree you have?"
I do think I am having a mid-life confusion.
Things are so tight now with only one income. I don't want to start something that will not work out. I think I can do it. But, I have never been good at Science and Math. So, my question is ... how did you know you had the right stuff? Sorry so long!
Jan 26, '05
Quote from AngieSC
.....I do think I am having a mid-life confusion.
But, I have never been good at Science and Math. So, my question is ... how did you know you had the right stuff?
At 34, you think you are having a "mid-life confusion"? I do not mean to belittle your choice of words here, but you are too young to be going through any type of "mid-life" anything! Wait til you hit 39, believe it or not,you will see a true difference! You are simply going through the normal doubt that any sane person who has spent years in one profession (and yes, a SAHM counts as a profession!-- plus your teaching background will leave you leaps and bounds above the rest) As for science and math, you'd be suprised at how much easier it is once you have devoted yourself to furthering your education.
I cannot speak for everyone, but it was my experience that I actually enjoyed the science/math component of returning to school as an adult student. Give it a chance, if you really want to succeed, you will. If I could do it and come out with a 4.0 as a high school dropout who got a GED, you certainly can! Develop the "I refuse to fail" attitude, and you will be just fine. After the first test, and you discover how much easier it is as an adult and having a genuine interest in your future, you'll see what I mean. Just don't give up if you're heart is in it-- you will do fine.
Last edit by CarolineRn on Jan 26, '05