Friday, February 27, 2009

My HUGE announcement!

Wow! Things have been so crazy, stressful, exciting..you name the emotion and I've been feeling lately. Sorry to dissapoint if you thought I was announcing my third pregnancy. No more babies here for a looooooooong time if ever!

I really have not been myself for awhile now. I've been torn between feeling ready to return to away from home work full time and being a SAHM mom to the girls. As much as I adore my daughters I need more. For me this means having a successful career separate from my family. This is no way means that I don't think SAHMs have the hardest, most rewarding job in the world because I think they do. I just need something that is my own now more than ever because I feel like the longer I am home the further removed from me I have become. Not sure if this makes any sense. Hope it does.
I've also felt for a long time that teaching is not where I want my career path to continue going. I have loved the time that I have spent in the classroom but if given the choice between teaching other people's children or my own I choose my own hands down. My true love has always been science and medicine. I started out college as a bio/premed major but switched majors for one reason or another. At this point I'm not really sure what the reason was 'cause I've always kind of wished that that was a change I never made. Then again if I didn't make those choices maybe I wouldn't have met Justin or had the girls and I could not imagine life without them.

So what is a girl to do?......GO BACK TO SCHOOL! That's right people I'm goin' back. What for you ask? Nursing school! I've decided to return and become an RN! This idea has always been in the back of my head but I never muttered a word for fear that my hubs may choke me. Afterall we are still paying off $60,000 from my last stint in college. After some discussion and research I found that becoming an RN would only take about 2 years, 4 general ed. courses and 5 nursing courses. I couldn't be more excited especially since Justin is ALL FOR IT. He actually admitted to me that he always pictured me in the medical field much more than teaching. Not sure what that means but I'll take it to mean something positive.
This journey will most likely begin at Anatomy and Physiology I this summer (btw if anyone wants to take this as a distance learning I don't recommend 'cause it requires you keeping a dead cat for dissection somewhere in your home!). Followed by a few more general education classes this fall. I'm hoping to get accepted into the actual nursing program by this spring. My college advisor said I would being accepted without any problems because of my high GPA, and existing B.A. but about 1,000 people apply per semester and there are only 90 spots. Once accepted all candidates are put on a list based on the date that all of their information is received. So it is all about where I am on the list. Fingers crossed that I am high!

So stay tuned as this really close to 30 wife, mommy, part time teacher throws returning to college into the mix too! There are bound to be some roller coaster adventures in store!

7 comments:

Lori said...

glad to hear you have found a new path to happiness! as an educator you know that a degree (or more degrees) is something that benefits you no matter where you go in life. I hope things go smoothly for you during this time of change and transition!

Dana said...

that is sooooo great!! congrats! i know you'll do awesome!!

Christine said...

Oh, hope you get in! I am so proud of you!

Andrea said...

Wow!! That's exciting! I hope it goes really well for you! :)

Amy said...

i think this is a fabulous idea! yay!! :-)

Danielle said...

yay! you would make a very good nurse... you put people at ease. I know what you mean about losing yourself---I have been feeling that a lot lately. Not that i know me teacing either. I will call you soon- i have had not iem being a single mom these past few weeks.

Future Mom (Heather) said...

are you going to be attending ocean community college? my aunt just went back to school again & started the RN program there this semester. i accidentally saw her photos from the cat dissection class!