Juggling family, money, and school??? - page 2

I have been so stressed about school, money and family lately, I am about to drive myself crazy! I have 3 children, only 1 in school, so daycare is too expensive right now to work FT. I returned... Read More

  1. by   ashemson
    nursing101 - that is exactly what happened to me. I was taking night classes at a CC, and because I had alot of hours from like 10 years ago, it made me over the limit for a 2 year school, so no aid, didn't even qualify for loans because of it. So I am having to start days alot sooner than what I had wanted to. But, you guys are so right, it will all work out. I will just have student loans out the @** when I graduate!!!
  2. by   Debbie5
    Wow! What a big boat!! You know what though? It will work out. Try to think ahead two months. When you are in a class, you will think, "What was I so worried about?"

    My husband is also self-employed and his work tends to be seasonal. Summers are usually tighter than the rest of the year. God always comes through.

    We are caught in a catch 22. It cost too much in child care expenses to justify working. The more you work the more it cost. Just hang in there. There is a verse in the Bible; I'm not sure where it is found, but it says,"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything with prayer and supplication, make your wants known unto God." That may not be exactly word for word, I don't have my Bible with me. Another says,"Casting all your cares upon Him for He cares for you." Has anyone ever heard a minister say that it is a sin to worry? OOOPS!
  3. by   MelH
    welcome to the broke and stressed club, ashemson!!! I am in the same boat as well. I know your pain, hon! I have taken out a student loan to help me get by for the next two years. Maybe that would help you. I have a two year old, husband, juggling school and working a part time job
    I know things may seem rough right now but just think of the reward at the end of the road...YOUR CAREER AS A NURSE! Things will shape up and all this stress you have been under will be relieved!! I wish you the best of luck!!
  4. by   RNIAM
    Hi can I please join. I haven't been working for awhile now. Of course my hubby is holding down a second job so that we have enough money to pay the bills. I love him so much. He puts up with alot of crap for me and I respect him so much for it.Hang in one nursing school is over life will be good!
  5. by   Mkue
    originally posted by rhona1
    hi can i please join. i haven't been working for awhile now. of course my hubby is holding down a second job so that we have enough money to pay the bills. i love him so much. he puts up with alot of crap for me and i respect him so much for it.hang in one nursing school is over life will be good!
    rhona, there is plenty of room for you on the boat !!..lol.. your story sounds a lot like mine.. my husband doesn't have 2 jobs but he works really hard, sometimes i think i'm not worthy of him.

  6. by   shunda
    I get so tired of my family saying when you graduate you will be able to take care of all of us. And I am saying what about now!!!!!!
    I just had a bomb shell dropped on me. I will not be able to get into the nursing program here until August 2003 and I was planning on getting in January 2002. We do not have enough nursing instructors. Boo!HOO!!

    So now I am going to have to wait, which we really cannot afford or we are going to have to sacrifice and relocate. I do not know what to do. But we have to keep talking to ourselves because if you focus or look at the situation to long; you will just drop to the floor and start kicking and screaming and then the paddy wagon will be coming to get us. LOL

    But seriously, Life has its unexpected twists and turns and we just have to roll with the flow. Everyday we get closer and closer to our dream. So just hold on change is coming.

    keep your head up "THE BEST IS YET TO COME"

  7. by   Mkue
    shunda, that stinks that you can't get in... many of my friends are finding out the same thing in our area... either so many people are applying or there aren't enough instructors.

    keep the positive attitude, it always helps doesn' t it?

    our boat is big enough for all.

  8. by   shunda
    We have to think positive if not you will cave in to all of those negative feelings and that is really to much to bear.

    The reason the nurses are not applying for those positions here in our area is because of the pay. They do not want to pay the nursing instructors anything. You have to have a masters degree and they want to pay them 30,000 a year. They are saying forget it.

    Shunda :roll :roll