Hey everyone!How are you?! Been lurking and I want to finally make a thread, apologies in advance if this is the wrong section!Anyways, here is some background I guess! I am 25 years old and I live in Michigan. I graduated with a BA in Psychology from Michigan State University. I honestly should not have been in college, I wasn't prepared mentally and was quite immature. My family always pushed me to pursue the premed track and it proved disastrous after my first year. I took a year off and attended Community College where I also worked in patient transport at a hospital. I returned to MSU in 2011 and did another 3 years finishing in 2014. I picked psychology because I didn't know what else was really out there and thought it was interesting. I ended up graduating with a low 2.5 GPA, just wanting to get the heck out of there. After MSU I entered the College Advising Corps through Americorps and did a year long term at a high school where I worked as a college counselor. It wasn't my calling, but it was good experience. The past 2 years I have returned to my old transport job. This time around something "clicked". I feel more mature and determined, and I have loved working in the hospital. Sure, it has its ups and downs but I love the feeling of purpose and I am so happy to meet and assist patients. I will be starting a full time PCA position (basically what we call a CNA) next month and I can't wait. However, the money still isn't enough and I am sick of scraping by. I am also sick of not being where I want to be in life. I work with so many nurses, and I truly think it would be a great career for me. I signed up for a class at OCC (Oakland Community College) for the fall, and it will be my first college course in 3 years. Because I don't have many science courses, and money is tight, have been looking at Associate's programs and OCC's looks rigorous, and competitive but seems like a great program. A few of my friends at the hospital are in it or have completed it. I'll be taking microbiology in the fall and will also have to take A and P I and II, along with Composition I and II (really regret not taking these in college, especially!). Because of OCC's December deadline, and the amount of classes I have, I won't be able to start until 2 years from now. Its discouraging and daunting to me that it will be 4 years before I will even just have an ADN, I'll be 30... I will also have to work full time (three 12 hour shifts) a week to support myself (rent, car payment, insurance, credit cards, etc don't pay themselves!) while in the program and that is terrifying to me. I guess I am just making this thread because I am feeling down. It all feels so unobtainable, almost like its this huge mountain to climb. I want to be determined, I want to study, I want to do well and succeed, it just all feels like so much. I am worried about juggling work and school, juggling family, paying for everything, doing well, and getting through this. What else should I be doing? Is this a good path?