I'm currently a SAHM & have been for nearly 3 years. While I consider myself very lucky to be able to be at home every day with my children I also need to do something for myself & prepare for the time I do have to return to work. Which is why I have decided on studying (at home)
Now, the pickle of a situation I am facing is I'm not sure which path to study as there are a few I am considering. I will either do my Diploma in Early Childhood, Diploma in Community Services Alcohol & Drugs or Youth Work. So my questions are, if any of you work in these sectors what are the pro's & con's? What do you love/hate about your job?
I feel like I want to help people which pushes me more in the Alcohol/ Drug or Youth Work BUT I am a very emotional person & am concerned that i would get too attached to the people I work with (particularly in Youth Work) & I worry that I wouldn't be able to switch off from work & I would bring my work home. Then there's the guilt where i think I'm leaving my own kids at home & spending time with other kids. I worry this line of work could ruin the harmony between both work & home.
As for early childhood.. Well I feel this would be the best option because my preference would be working at a preschool after completion therefore leaving me free on school holidays to spend quality time with my own children & we wouldn't have to pay for someone else to watch our children. Then I have to ask myself is it what I really want? Or do I only want it because it works out for my family?
I'm soo confused. And tips or advice would be greatly appreciated