yes, I hear you. Just go for it is all anyone with ambition and a dream to live life to the fullest can tell you. I so much admire all of you who knew exactly what you wanted to do from childhood. I am an LPN, still not knowing for sure if this is what I want. All I know is that I care about people, and I love stability. I will never have to worry about not having a steady income. Only you can decide what is best for you. I may be young, but had to grow up quick. I am 27 and have a 8 1/2 yr. old. I went back to school when my daughter was a toddler, while dealing with an abusive spouse; not to be seeking pity, but just stating if you want something enough, it's yours.
Now I am contemplating going back for my rn(don't want to pay rent for the rest of my life, living in a 1 bdr. apt), but it's difficult when no family is around me here and I work full time, not to mention there will be alot less quality time with my daughter. Hopefully an online course program will be my salvation.
The only way I was able to go back to school was with the assistance of the gov't. Don't feel ashamed at all- when you start receiving your well-earned pay checks- you, in turn, will be helping others go back to school as well.
Hope this helped maybe atleast a little. I'd like to hear more from single mom's alike. Good luck to you, and best wishes for you and your family's future.
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Hi everyone, this is my first post after alot of lurking. I can't seem to find what I want to know in previous posts.
I live in Charleston, WV and have decided to go back to school, with two children, ages 9 and 13.
I really need to hear about some of you who have suffered in the past juggling school, finances and family. I'm starting to feel like I can't do this, and I'm getting scared of going back to school. I'm starting to think I must be insane to even attempt nursing school.
(I have to take "pre-nursing" at State)
We're going to be poor for a couple of years, but it IS do-able, isn't it?
I'm ashamed to say this, but I know I will need government assistance, too.
Please tell me you went through this too. I want this so bad.
Thanks so much,