Exhausted....just need to vent.

Liz - posted on 10/15/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




I am finally in my last year of University, completing my bachelor of Arts (Psyc) and Bachelor of Education degrees concurrently. I have had 2 children during my university career (Henry 1 and Jack 3) and have managed to stay in school. I am having such a hard time this semester, I am working, going to school and trying to keep up with my housework and caring for the boys. I have a fiance who is very supportive, but works shift work and is away long hours for 4 days in a row.

I just finished midterms and can barely find the energy to get myself to an upright position! I feel so much pressure to finish school and feel like everyone on the outside just thinks "oh, she's smart, she'll do fine". I work hard and sarcrifices are made by my family everyday because of my being in school (more guilt). I miss out on alot, but hope that this will all be worth it in the end.

I refuse to give in now, I am ALMOST there. Just feel like the bottom is about to fall out.

Thanks for the time to vent...wishing you all great success!


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Jamie - posted on 02/10/2010




Liz, it sounds like you've worked and sacrificed so much to quit now. Do not give up on yourself! Take a few mini (8wk) courses that keeps you full time. I'm taking 2 right now and they'll be done in March and I can have the rest of the semester to really focus on my harder Psych classes. I'm also a psych major, I have 4 semesters left and then 2 years of grad school. Four years sounds like alot right now, my oldest will be 10 by the time I'm done :( But it will be well worth the time. I want can't wait to work in either a high school or a residential treatment facility.
Keep your head up and and take it one day at a time. It will be worth it in the end!

Diana - posted on 11/28/2009




wow, you are almost there! I suggest getting a picture or certificate or something (even draw something) that shows your goal at the end for getting this degree. I am just beginning. I have 4 kids, two of them are toddlers and keep me so busy during the day, I have to find time to get my homework done. Finals are coming up and I'm running out of time, so on Thanksgiving I got three assignments done. My mother-in-law has two of the kids, so I'm planning on getting the rest of my homework done today while I have a chance.

Luella - posted on 11/07/2009




Stay strong! I felt the exact same way when I was a single mom while I was getting my BA. Focus on your goal and stay positive. Good Luck!

Justine - posted on 10/17/2009




You can do it, just take it one day at a time, one thing at a time. It will be worth it in the end. Im a single mom of an 8 1/2 month old baby and im in school and working at the same time. My apartment is a mess most of the time, but there are more important things than cleaning. I just keep telling myself that it will all be over in April, and soooo worth it to give my son a better life. Your family would not make those sacrifices if they didn't love you and your kids and want you to succeed. If you asked them, I'd bet that they would tell you they would be offended if you didn't ask them for help. Family is like that. Sometimes you may need to remind them that its not all a breeze, that the work is hard even for someone so smart, and it is difficult juggling everything, but that you appreciate all they do. It reminds them that you are human and just doing the best you can.

Remember, its worth it in the end! You are doing a wonderful job. Good luck!

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