I need advice! I hope I've posted in the right section.
I'm approaching my mid 30's. Full time Mum to my girls (4 & 1). Hubby works full time and brings home a decent wage, we aren't well off but we don't stress about money.
My 4yo goes to kindy 3 times a week for 5 hours and my 1yo has recently changed to one nap a day which has been fantastic because she now naps for up to 2 and a half hours! Yay!
Having said all of this, I have been thinking about studying as a pathway to returning to work when my youngest starts kindy/school. Ultimately, after studying and some work experience I'd love to set up a freelance business do I can work from home, but not sure if I have my head in the clouds....
I would like to study Graphic Design. It was my 'thing' growing up but I never pursued it when I finished highschool as I was offered a full time job when I finished school and as a 17yo the weekly pay was more appealing than retuning to study.
Huge regret now
Anyway, I'm thinking about studying part time for two years. It's a commitment of about 10-15 hours per week (Distance Learning) and with my husbands support, which I have, I think I could allow that time to study.
But, a little voice tells me not to be silly, I'm too old to make such a big change/commitment, maybe I'm not good enough, the fees are substantial even though I can obtain VET Fee Help....
I can use photoshop, self taught, and have made/sold birthday invites, birth announcements and designed business logos etc and my drawing skills are above average so I have the entry level skills required to apply for the course.
I'm torn and scared to take that step. I went to the Open Day at the design school I'd like to study at and I felt excited and terrified at the same time.
I'd love advice from anyone, especially any Mums who have been in my position. What did you do, do you regret it? What are your challenges?
What should I do?