Wednesday Whines, Worries or Wonderful

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Registered: 12-15-2003
Wednesday Whines, Worries or Wonderful
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Thu, 01-06-2005 - 10:56am
I know....it's not Wednesday, but it ended up being so crazy here that I wasn't able to get to the board and I don't know about you all, but I need a Wednesday Whine, Worries or Wonderful. LOL

What are your Whines, and Worries? What is Wonderful in your life right now? :)


"When someone we love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure" 0;-)

Snowman Siggy

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Registered: 09-13-2004
Thu, 01-06-2005 - 7:42pm

I guess my whine & worry are the same thing.
I've wanted to be a teacher for a long time but once I had children that dream sorta faded away. My chldren became my life & that's pretty much where it ended. But lately I've been thinking about going to school & getting that degree anyway.

My problem is that I have major anxiety problems that medication doesn't help. So I've thought about getting my degree through the online courses you can take. I'm excited about doing this but then I think about my children. I love being a SAHM. So my whine & worry is that I can't decide where I want to take my life. Do I want to be a teacher or do I want to have more kids & stay at home?!

The issue goes much deeper than just the obvious, it's kinda a long story but it's a hard decision for me to make:( The good part about it though is that my DH supports me 100%. I talked to him about it last night & he said that what ever I wanted he was behind me so that's a load off:)

Any suggestions or words of support?
My Wonderful is my children & DH. They are so great & I feel so blessed to have a wonderful, supportive family:)

Bree

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Registered: 12-15-2003
Fri, 01-07-2005 - 10:05pm

Bree,


I am sorry that you suffer from anxiety and I can relate all too well because I also suffer from anxiety.

Snowman Siggy

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Registered: 09-26-2003
Sat, 01-08-2005 - 11:01am

My only advice would be to start taking whatever courses you need to and worry about

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Sat, 01-08-2005 - 1:23pm

Kathie,
Thanks for the support. I think it depends on how hard you work as to how long it takes to get your degree. I think the shortest amount of time is 18 months but you can take as long as 4 years. I think the online classes sound easier for me that way I can still be home with my kids but get a degree at the same time. And also if another baby happens to come along I can still work on my degree from home at my own pace:)

I'm still thinking about it though. Right now DH is on school full time & working part time so things are a little tight money wise. The VA pays for all his schooling though & even gives him a living allowance & from what I've heard they would even help pay for some of my school expenses if I wanted. So I'm going to look into that too.

But I think I've got it in a more settled place in my head. I'm a person who fully thinks out the pros & cons to everything (it can be a blessing & a curse:) so I'm sure I'll do the best thing for me, no matter what happens. Besides I'm only 22 I have my whole life to go to school & decide what I wanna be when I grow up;)

Thanks for the incite though, I really appreciate it:)

Bree

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Registered: 09-13-2004
Sat, 01-08-2005 - 1:30pm

Julie,
I also thought about that: Taking only a few classes at a time cause right now I would have to schedule it around the kids & DH's school. But like I told Kathie I think I have it settled. I'll figure out something so that I can have the best of both worlds:) & DH is behind me 100% so I'm pretty sure I'll get what I want:)

I've also thought about getting into a daycare scene that would help me get experience. That way I may be able to keep my kids there with me & get the the requirements I need:) So thanks for giving me the teacher's assistant idea it's a good one:)

Bree