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Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life

I hope to go back to school and finish this time.  I don’t know if it’s in the cards for me and also considering the lack of free time outside of work and my family, but I wish so much to go back and get my nursing degree.  Then maybe even be able to take the next step and receive my masters to work in an advanced practice role, like Midwifery.

I can’t decide if I want to work in Maternal Fetal Medicine with High Risk pregnancies or in an Adolescent Ob/Gyn practice area.  I’ve experiences both first hand.  I found out I was pregnant at 19 with my first daughter and then developed Preeclampsia, experience 2 weeks of bed rest and then was induced 2 weeks early.  When I was pregnant with Rory, they found a Chorioangioma and so with both pregnancies I was monitored weekly.  Those nurses who provided my prenatal care and were with me throughout my labors are people I will never forget.  I aspire to be half as good as they are one day.

I need to be a nurse.  If I won the lottery tomorrow, I would quit my job, but I would use the money to support my family while I went back to school full-time.  It’s in my heart, but finding the guts to put other priorities second and go back after that dream has been hard for me.

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  1. November 12, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I feel you. I want to be a nurse badly. But there’s just no way. I can’t afford to go to school full time. Even going part time would be hard BUT I HAVE to work full time and there’s no way I’m going to be at work all day and then do school in the evenings and not see my kids at all. And then if there was ever a way that I could just go to school full time and not work? Pft, I’d just not work and be a SAHM like I want to be. It sucks to be stuck. xo

  2. December 28, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    OMG this was so surreal to read. I have been where you’re at. I finally returned to school when I was 39 to be a nurse. I’m currently in my 3rd of schooling, and although there are times I want to gauge my eyeballs out, I marvel every day at what I am capable of accomplishing (PS: I have four kids, it has made me even better at multitasking!) You can do this one day, when the time is right. I applaud you for admitting this. So many people would cop out of this challenge and say that they are doing all they want to be.

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