You've done it Now!:smackingf You've made one of the single most important decisions you will ever make. Like most working moms I'll bet you want a better life for you family. Personally, I wanted never to be dependent on anyone for my financial needs ever again! I can't say it was always easy but if you can work two jobs, care for 2 children, and attend classes you are already a strong and amazing person.
I can't say you will never feel frustrated
, and the most common feeling for Mom/student nurse: guilty
. But, what I can say is this: you are were you are for a reason; you have been chosen and you know deep inside you can do this!
It is amazing how much you can give up to save money; I still don't even get the newspaper. Start slow, minimalize, get rid of the clutter in your life for positive flow of energy and better organization. Believe me, it feels just as good to throw something away as it does to buy it in the first place.
Your kids may have to sacrifice for a while but the benefits of a degree and future income potential out weigh this. Besides, it's amazing what they can do to entertain themselves. :lol_hitti They will also receive the valuable lesson that there are benefits to hard work and perseverance!
Trust me when I tell you this....you can work as much or as little as you want to in the nursing profession. And remember, pay yourself first by saving, etc.