What do I do?

  1. Hi! My name is Julie. Upon graduating from college, I worked as a mental health tech in a psychiatric unit of a children's hospital. I really fell in love with the kids and just the over all atmosphere of the hospital. But the job was not a permanent one, and I then got into teaching...that was 6 years ago.
    Last year, I resigned from teaching so that I could go and finish pre-req's to begin nursing school....but I changed my mind the last minute, and asked for my teaching job back in the summer.
    So here I am again, like every year, wanting to go back to school to become a nurse. I have so many concerns. Is it worth it? How will my family survive financially? How do nursing hours affect a family?
    I have a million reasons of why I feel that teaching is not a good career for me. Ilove being with the kids, but I do not like the grading, the lack of effort, the school politics (which I know there are politics in every job), the mundane redunancy of Monday thru Friday, 8:15-4:15....to put simply I am bored. But, I am comfortable, if not complacent. Is it worth messing up the "comfy" life to pursue something I have always wanted? I am very confused.
    I am married and have a 17 month old daughter. I want to be there for my family. I hate to think of missing holidays....but then I think about the possibility of only working 3-4 days a week. Most importantly, I feel that I am setting a bad example to my daughter by not going after what I want...just settling for the easy way now. I would hate for her to not try because something was hard. I just have no clue what to do. Can anyone help ease my mind?
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  3. by   hlfpnt
    to allnurses. com! Unfortunately only you can decide what you want. Maybe you can try putting the pro's & cons of each job on a piece of paper. Sometimes that helps me get a little more organized perspective, something visual...good luck in whatever you choose to do!
  4. by   Silverdragon102

    sorry can't help with your decision but you have to do what is best for you and what you can afford