I have made an adult decision and I am heading back to school. Yes, this mama is returning back to school. Honestly, I have been toying with the idea before I had kids and then life happened. I guess I have always been kind of stuck. I have the luxury of being blessed to have a degree that pulled me in several different directions. In fact, before I had the twins, I was actually in the process for applying for graduate school. Funny, how I had plans back then and actually tried to follow through. Well, 9 years later it is happening. Also, 9 years later I am going in a completely different direction than I thought I wanted to go. Funny how life (and God) have a way to doing that.
Actually, I made a decision to go back to graduate school for public health. I applied and went through the process, then I soon after the announcement of twins came along. Going through the process of trying to do work, school and raise a family was not in the cards. Apparently, I had a different calling, being a stay at home. I will say not completely willing. I have always worked, always doing something.
In my head, being a stay at home mom was not really “work.” Well, in the 7 years of staying home, my mind has completely changed. It was truly a blessing to have the opportunity to stay home with my kids. To see them grow even though at times I was ready for the next step, the next milestone looking back now, I am glad those milestones and steps took their time. And though some milestones did come to fast, I am glad that I was there for them in a way that I would not have thought of before.
My kids changed my mindset. From being out of the house, to being there for them and working from home. I found opportunities to stay home with them, watch them grow and teach them a few things. I found jobs that made me happy that did not take me away from my kids and enjoy what I had to offer and grow skills that I did not know that I had. Looking back, it was the offbeat path that guided me. The plan that I did not plan that lead to choose now that I am going back to school.
Now, if you didn’t know I also run another blog about pregnancy. In fact, that blog can way before this one. I loved being pregnant and I loved having my kids and I enjoy blogging about as well. From that I have ventured into teaching expecting parents and new moms. So, you can say it has become my passion. I have felt a tug to back to school, but I wasn’t completely 100% sure anymore if I wanted to go back to original path or go a different path. Was teaching the way to go? I love the pregnancy and working with families, what could I do with that? I still have this science degree what about that? What did I want to do for the rest of my life? A career that I would never want to retire from? What is something that would pay the bills and find satisfaction in? What is my calling?
It’s funny asking X amount years later as an adult, what do I want to do with my life. Well, it seems that being a nurse is the answer. After some talking and speaking to various sources in the community and in my circle of friends. It speaks to my passion of pregnancy, helping people, and the options are limitless in what I can do to help, which I love. So, I am happy to start another chapter in my life that complements me and having the support of family is amazing. I am excited to document the journey. So, I will be sharing my journey as a non traditional nursing student and what awaits on the offbeat path.
Wife of one and mother of two (twins). Raising a family in the midwest. Lover of Netflix, crime shows and summer. Founder of The Expecting Mamas Network.