Lika - posted on 06/29/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
Hello! I am a single mom unsure of really which direction I am going career wise. I am studying Psychology, but i know that it will take quite some time to finish, especially since I am attending only part time. I lost my job, so I've enjoyed being a full time mom and totally involved with her daily activities, projects, school work, etc. BUT, filled with great worry because I am not working. With my background and INexperience, I pretty much only qualify for entry level jobs. Like, retail or serving jobs : (. I would love nothing more than to work my butt off, just to be able to have a place of our own. Living with my parents is NOT a good environment for my daughter and I, so it's my number one priority. Although I am all about creativity/arts & crafts, i find it hard to have interest in these sales jobs. Plus, I don't really have good support when it comes to help with childcare. Even the couple people that can help, i just feel awfully guilty having to push my responsibility on someone else. Like my mom, who I have a not-so-great relationship with, is ALREADY dealing with caring for my 2 yr. niece, who's mother (my sister), is working ALL the time. Added stress for my mom? I don't think so.
I would just like advice,incite, or encouragement on what others in a similar situation have gone through and experienced.
Looking forward to your response(s)!