Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Life gives us many roads to take and it can be confusing at times which one to take. Years ago I left college, an elementary education major, out to head out into the world to teach our nations future generations. Today I am a mother of three beautiful children, a stay at home mom and VERY active in my church and community. Last week I went to meet with a college counselor to see HOW close i was to completing my nursing pre-recs. I found out after much talk over transcripts and such that I was only 2 terms away from applying to the nursing program. 24 credits....two terms. I was shocked.

At the end of college I had started to work on my pre-rec's for the nursing program but stopped so my husband could finish his degree. That was a hard decision to make because I truly loved going to college. My husband hated college and just wanted to work. At the end I had found my calling, Nursing but life being what it is is, NEVER predictable, gave me two options; to stay at home and let my husband finish or to continue and put off having anymore children. It is obvious what I chose but at the time let me tell you, that was a decision that was HARD but one I have not regretted. I was there day and night to see my young children grow up. I was there to support my husband that worked almost 40 hours a weeks at two jobs while going to school full time. I was where I needed to be. It felt right but right is not always easy. Sometimes the most fullfilling roads we take are not the easiest.

I am at a stand still for now on whether to go back or not. I know this is shocking and it is for me too. But like I said before life gives us many different roads to travel and this is one I need to decide whether or not I want to travel yet. I want to still stay at home as that has always been a priority for me but i figure if I can stick it out for 2 1/2 years, I can get to the grindstone and start on this dream. I will let you know on what I decide but for now I am at a standstill looking at the road and thinking to go or not to go.

1 comment:

Auntie Michelle said...

That is tough but I know you are very smart, but also a good mommy too. So you could do either jobs very well!


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