Well okay, I will make it as breif as possible.
Okay my husband and I were planning on me going to nursing school in a year(end of 2011 or beginning in 2012). Several months ago, I found out he has been having ongoing RELATIONSHIPS with 2 women. Keys to one of their houses, going out in public, paying bills, planning on a baby, etc. So whatever, I'm leaving in 2 weeks.
Now one reason I was so set on going to nursing school was because I had his support, help, income, etc. I will be 31 this year.My husband and I have 2 children. 2.5 and 6 months.So now that I have to be on my own, I initially decided I would put it out another year(say starting in 2013 instead), that would give me time and opportuntiy to pay off debt, get at least one of the children in pre k, etc.
I am still taking pre-requisites and all and I plan on doing that all year. What I want to know is will nursing as a profession and career be suitable for me as a single mother. I am all about being involved in my childrens school, activities, projects, field trips, sport practices, events, etc. And I'm worried I will not be able to. I planned on doing all this with my husband. Now I don't have any doubt that my soon to be ex-spouse as well as his family, will not be there. They are very supportive family and love to do everything together, well rounded, etc. I also have a great relationship with my in laws and plan on having one with my soon to be ex husband. I guess I will not be able to make it to every game, or this and that.
And I know that new nurses have to usually work nights and weekends, how will I have time to spend with them. Will I have to give up my weekends all together.
I am seriously thinking about giving it up, but I would like to know how it works for anyone else going through the same thing. I'm just scared I will miss out on critical quality time with them.