I am an LPN (older) who opted to go to school to obtain a lifelong dream of becoming an RN. Because of my age, I couldn't do the 4 year college, but I did enroll in school to obtain an Associate Degree. (4 years would put me very close to retirement age - not the time to have a huge student loan payoff).
I feel silly putting this into print, but I just feel like I have to whine to someone. I was totally blindsided the other night when my husband went berserk over several things, but one was my going to school. I won't go into the details but he got very ugly about the whole thing (my going to school). I did drop out of my classes for this term just to try to keep the peace. I don't know whether I should try to go back next term or just give up. I can stay in nursing as an LPN and retire I suppose, but I really wanted to do a specific kind of nursing that requires an RN status. Perhaps it is just not to be.
I feel so sad because I don't see any way to get what I want except by defying him. We've been married a very long time and I can't just toss all that away either. I'm so sad.
I know there is nothing that anyone can really offer for me to do about this, but
I just had to get it off my chest. Thanks for listening.