Jennica - posted on 02/05/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
My question is, how on earth can I balance my education and career aspirations with the needs of my almost 20 month old daughter? And is the level of guilt that Im feeling normal?
I am 21 years old and the lucky mommy of an AMAZING almost 20 month old little girl. This past september after Julie-Anne turned 1 I returned to school in the hopes of attaining my BSW and subsequentially furthering my ability to help support myself and my little family. Now I am fully involved in school, and am starting to investigate potential volunteer opportunities that would build up my experiance and portfolio, (and i LOVE everything about what I am doing!) but I feel so, so guilty about the time that I have to spend away from my daughter in order to fulfil my own aspirations. (and even MORE guilty when i find myself contemplating taking on more!)