No one tried to discourage me per se, the only thing I heard from a few cousins who are lpn's was to become an RN the first time around...which is what I'm doing anyway...
But of my immediate family, no one really understands the huge committment that school is...it's usually referred to at family events as "Leslie takes classes at night school, don't you honey" assuming it must be since I work also.
that's all I can say. I'll be the first person on my mom's side to go to college let alone graduate, so I know they'll be proud...they just don't understand the sacrifices that go into school.
geesh, I sound a little bitter :chuckle
I have to say my aunt has been an amazing support and DOES know how hard I'm working, it sure does help