I am just wondering about where to go in my life from here, and wanting to ask what other people would do in my situation. Would like to see some perspectives from other mums and people who might have been there.
I fell pregnant just before my last semester at university while I was studying nursing, I was supposed to be graduated by now. However due to pregnancy complications I couldn't complete my final 6 week practical and just did the written component and I'm going to complete the practical in the next semester. I've never felt particularly drawn to nursing, I just found it interesting and think it gives good employment opportunities. My partner graduated from tafe when I was pregnant, but he has struggled to find a job in his area and is working a minimum wage job.. there just seems to be nothing So we are on a shoestring budget as is and it's going to be tougher when I am not bringing in money for 6 weeks.
ahem HOWEVER, that's not my dilemma lol
I believe I have found my life calling since having my baby.. I would like to become a midwife! I can't stop thinking about it, I feel such a tug towards doing this. I want to help ladies in this journey so much. There is a 1.5 year course I could apply to at a local university after completing my nursing.
The problem is that I was SO MUCH looking forwards to working full time and having money in the bank for the first time in what feels like forever. I wanted to start saving for our own home, maybe go on our first holiday together, clearing debt and having more babies. I am so so so tired of living week-to-week and never being able to do anything. The constant stress of 'do we have enough money' has been going on for years now.
SSSSSOO What I would like advice on.. do I go back to uni and study again now, or later on in my life? I've heard these things called children get more expensive down the line, and going back to studying might be harder later on? But we need money! I just feel stuck between listening to my heart and my head! My partner says he will love to support me on whatever I choose, as long as I can help pay the rent somehow (practical not nasty). Advice me away!