Jennifer - posted on 12/05/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hello, My name is Jennifer and I know that I am a single mom and all but I figured since most of the women in this particular site have already careers or seeking such as I in education and such I was wondering if I could get small tidbits of advice for my new up coming journey into college (again)
I have a wonderful 6 year old boy who is now in school full time himself and well I have decided that it would be good for me to grow parallel to his growth and go to college again and finish my degree for Special Education/Psychology/Writing. I started this before I became pregnant and being a new mom chose to focus on providing for my child and seeing him through "baby" years before I ventured a little into my own dreams. I work about 36 hours a week - every other weekend (I have great sitters!! ) and sleeping overnights at 2 different waivered sites for individuals with disabilites currently and love it.. I am active in my son's school-- and I am starting college during the day in January.. my concern is time management and I have a little "road map" thus far on routine and priorities but I am a little timid about being so wrapped up in my own things that I may miss my son in the process? Is this normal? And I would like to avoid burn-out. I am only taking 9 credits for starters this semester so I have time to study during the day at school.. But any helpful bouts of "wisdom" would be most welcomed!!! Thanks Ladies!