Tuesday, March 2, 2010

So much more

Do you ever feel like what you are doing isn't enough? I have this constant thought in the back of my head that tells me daily "You can do so much more". Not that taking care of children and raising mine isn't a lot...but cleaning poop, wiping noses, disciplining, breaking up fights and enduring an extreme amount of tattling seems to over shadow the fact that I'm teaching life skills, educating our next generation, and providing a safe learning environment for other parents who are educating America's youth.

I often feel my brain cells are slipping away. There is so much more for me to do. When I was in school I loved learning. I think that's why I became a teacher so that I could help others find their love of learning. Every 26 seconds a teenager drops out of high school. Why? That's sounds insane to me. Do they not realize the opportunities they are giving up? I truly believe when I was in school someone should have steered me in another direction. I was extremely good at math and science. And I think if someone would have pushed me in the direction of the health care field I could have done great things. If I knew then what I knew now....don't we all say that....but those high school's need someone to show them what they are capable of.

For the last four years I have dreamt about going back to school to be a nurse or midwife. I love being in hospitals! I enjoy watching all the delivery shows on tv. If over the last four years I would have known where to start I could be doing that career now. But I have no idea where to even start. The only time I have right now would be for online classes...but I don't want to get duped into a program that isn't any good. I've considered going back to the KSU where I graduated from with my BS in Education....but the commute and the fact that I have 5 precious babies that all have their lives and activities I haven't figured out how to fit it in. I have to work so classes during the day are not a possibility. My husband's work schedule is never the same so I can't depend on that either.

But I know there is a way. And if you want something bad enough you'll figure it out, right?

I just need to take the steps now so by the time Little Monkey goes to school I can have my career!


  1. Good luck figuring it all out. My friend did an online nursing thing and got her RN. I think it was from like Minnesota or Michigan or something.

  2. Good luck! I went to school and got my teaching degree, but have never used it. Maybe when the kids are grown? I kind of wish I did something in medical, too. I want to be the ultrasound technician!

  3. I am a teacher and I started out in the nursing program :-) We have something in common but a little reversed. Good luck with your decision!

  4. I'm a firm believer in you can do anything you set your mind to! I also think this is an awesome choice for you, based on your love of children and love of babies and pregnancy:)

    If you choose to go back to school, you can definitely do some of your prereq's online. However, clinicals are the most important part, and I have seen nurses who have done clinicals through some sort of an online program, and let me tell you, these nurses scare me. Your clinical experience is so important, and the time it takes will be worth it in the end!

    All that being said, being a Mom is truly the most important and rewarding job in the world! You know, being a nurse is actually almost the same as a Mom...you wipe butts, you wipe boogers, catch vomit. I guess the nurse pay is better, but the long term Mom benefits far surpass that pay!!