I just want to say how proud I am of myself. It sounds kind weird to say 'out loud' lol. After 4 years I made the choice to go back to school, to better my education and future career.
After getting married I didn't think it was possible until moving back home from Hawaii- so I put it off. Michael and I decided to do it together Summer 2012, until we found out I was pregnant. After having my son I didn't think it would ever happen- so I put it to the side....again.
Up until last summer, going back to school was never an option, I figured I would just have be a stay at home mom or 'nanny' (to help with income) because of Christopher's condition.
But it wasn't until then I realized I wanted to be more for him- to go against the odds and face my fears of failing. My son has taught me that even when the odds are stacked against you, anything is possible, because YOU make it possible.
Being a nurse is something I have chosen to pursue in the name of my baby boy. He is the reason I stayed up late most nights to study and do homework, along with all the other activities going on in our lives. He is the reason I said YES to go back to school, even it it was just part time, instead of making excuse after excuse not to even try.
Yes I know the semester isn't over for my other class but I'm still proud of where I am and where I am going.
I want to say a huge thank you to my husband for working around the clock, doing whatever he can to maintain our household, so I could have the opportunity to go to school.
And a huge thank you to my mother in law and the family I work for for making it possible as well.
I am proud to say that even with being a mom ( to an amazing son with countless appointment) a wife, an employee, and having several weekly appointments for the arthritis in my back, I have managed to go back to college and continue my education.
I am lucky to be able to get the opportunity to go back to school and know how precious having an education is to me, not everyone gets this chance and I am very blessed to have it. Also a big thank you to a few young mothers who inspired me to go back because they took the chance to do the same!
I am also proud to announce that I did wonderful for my first nursing class and final and that I've made the decision to switch from LPN to RN. And hopefully be able to work with children and infants! It will be a VERY difficult next few years but I will do whatever it takes for my family!