Discouraged - vent - page 3
Hey all! I'm getting very discouraged here. You see, I've been a stay at home mom for the last 5 years...and I've never been to college. I'm waiting on my husband to give me the okay to start my... Read More
Dec 23, '07Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in ICU ; From: US ; Joined: Jul '07; Posts: 203; Likes: 42Quote from SwampCatYou're right, Kim. It's just hard to get out of the "me last" mode that motherhood brings out. How do you find time to study and such with the kids?
Sorry I just saw this reply now...
I can't lie, it is not easy. It takes more effort than some are willing to give but it is something I wanted and so I made every sacrifice that had to be made. That meant taking every every chance I got to study or do my online classes. The baby naps, I study. The kids are watching a movie or playing together, I study. I can't sleep one night, instead of lying in bed waiting to fall asleep, I study. (what better cure for insomnia is there than chemistry?! lol) I took 2 hours a week to watch my favorite TV shows (House and Ghosthunters..lol) and other than that I worked worked worked.
When I worked my online classes I had the kids on my lap sometimes, or sometimes they would play in the room I worked in. If it needed more concentration I waited for hubby to get home, or I would go to my parents house so that they could help out while I did my work. My oldest daughter also would try to help by entertaining the little ones so I could finish and assignment or whatever. I believe that her seeing mommy working so hard is teaching her the importance of an education and showing her that it is never too late to go to school, but at the same time that it would have been easier had I done it when I got out of HS.
If you set your mind to it, you will find a way believe me. I am very very proud to say that at age 37 with 3 small kids and a part time job (not to mention a house to upkeep and such) I finished my first semester with a 4.0 ( in 6 classes/16 credit hours).
It can be done...just believe in yourself! Give yourself the chance to make yourself proud!!