Nicole - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
Ok so here's my situation... I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln my freshman year in 2002-2003. I took a few classes at our community college the next year or the year after that. But then we had kids and I just decided to stay at home. Now, not only am I going crazy, but my husband is a trucker (I hate that word but that's what he does!) and he just got rid of his trucks because there just isn't anywhere to pull from! The freight either isn't there or not paying enough. He's going to run for a company in a company truck now. Sooo he'll be gone about 5 days (and nights) per week. And our income has dramatically dropped, and been non-existent the last month or so!
Anyway, it's time I do something. I know it's not a quick fix and in reality, it's either stay at home and not go to school, or stay at home and do go to school because 2 kids in daycare... take that off a $10/hr job and I would be working for nothing. So I figured now is better than later.
My problem though now, is what to major in? Or what program at the community college to go into. I thought about Physical Therapy Assisant, but I'm not so sure. I want to start classes this summer already so I really need to figure this out. I know no one can really tell me what to major in, but I need some ideas to look into. I love English, but what jobs can you get with an English major? And I thought about nursing, but I really hate blood. I know I wouldn't want to stand in a Pharmacy all day, and I'd love to do something like Law or Accounting, but really don't think I have all that time for school. I need to try to find something that won't take me so many years to complete.
So... any suggestions for me? I'm at a loss here.