Quote from wannabenursetx
Twinbee, I think what you said about having a good support system is so true. I think it will be critical for me to know that I can count on my parents, my DH and kids, etc. for support through all of this. I've read other posts on this board saying "you aren't going through nursing school, your whole FAMILY is going through nursing school!":chuckle I'm sure that will prove to be true! My goal these next few months (before starting my prereqs in August) is to "train" my family to be more self-sufficient and not count me for everything. I also need to work on my time-management skills and also get my house organized. Anything that I can do to make school flow more smoothly will help, I think. Any suggestions from those who've already started back? What works for you? I'm also worried about having time (or making time) to study. I know this will have to be a major priority, just not quite sure how I'll go about it!
Oh, well, day by day, huh???
well for me, it is only my 11yr old son and me living together...and after my son, my studies are my next priority. I will admit, during the semester, my son suffers not getting quantity/quality attention, but I do make up for it during breaks.
many, many times, I let the dishes go ...a day or two...study during laundry loads...do good to clean the bathroom twice a month! ...as I figure my studies/grades has to come before those things b/c it is my future on the line. At my age, I dont have the time to start over! My son is great, though it did take adjustment, and he is ADHD...so for my study weekend, I always try to rent him a playstation game or two...keeps him happy and occupied while I am studying...something we both have decided works for both of us!
so its not like I have to keep a husband happy right now...wouldnt even want to go there! LOL :chuckle ....on top of that I used to clean homes fulltime before going back to school, and its the last thing I want to do now! My goal is to have someone clean my home one day!
You are so right when you say that your whole family goes through school with you. My mom is the first person my son's school calls if needed, and my mom has a key to my home, so if she needs to pick my son up from school, she can take him to our place.
Yes, any "training" to your family now...will surely help!!! Good luck to you!! keep us posted.
making time to study...basically, I have no life right now...my life is my studies, and my 11yr old....I didnt even make it to a family reunion last september due to it was on a "study weekend". My priorities are different now while in nursing school...different even from when I was doing pre-reqs. It will take adjustment, and it WILL fall into place.