Should I feel guilty for going back to school?

Katelyn - posted on 11/24/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )




I feel so guilty about going back to school to get my master's degree in nursing! I have a 6 year old daughter who I feel I already don't get to spend enough time with while I've been working on my Bachelor's degree. I am lucky enough to have my mother who watches my daughter whenever I need her to. If I am accepted into this program I will have to move to the city where the university I will be attending is and I will have to leave my daughter with my mom an hour away because of the unpredictable hours of the program. I feel so guilty because I won't be around my daughter much other than on weekends and because I feel as if my mom has already served her time and she shouldn't have to be responsible for raising another child that's not even hers. She has expressed no concern to be about this-in fact she supports me 100% and as even offered to bring my daughter to see me as my schedule allows. I just feel so bad for missing her milestones and even just little every day things like getting her ready for school, helping her with her homework, reading her bedtime stories... :(

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