I started back college a couple months ago. Life has been more hectic than usual since starting to include both my husband and I ending up in the hospital, car issues, sick kids, buying a house, and taking over rental property (all in the last 2 months). I am overwhelmed and want to give up on school, but feel like I am stuck continuing even though I don't want to. Is there a time when it is just okay to say I can't do this right now? I don't want my kids to get the wrong message.
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OMG! I began college when I was 18 and now that I am 18 for the 3rd time I am still in college!
Thank you for letting us know! I hope everything works out for you! Blessings to you and your family!!!!
I am a professor...
Sacrificing your wants for the benefit of your family is the greatest story I heard from a mother. You know your status and best choice for your situation. People with good heart is rewarded. Our family is our best diploma at all times.
Thank you LTM, I think I just have too much on my plate and I am being stretched too far. That isn't good for me or my family! Thanks for helping me see it is ok to put us first over my often unrealistic expectations of myself.
I really want to quit or reduce because I feel like it's making me put my family second. I am not use to having to put them second to anything. I just wonder if my need to put them first may actually be bad in this instance.
If your family loves you and supports your dreams they are willing to sacrifice some time and attention in the short run. No one wants to believe they kept someone from pursuing their dream. Just let them know there will be short term sacrifices.
I think either drastically reducing work load or putting school on hold may be best for me now. 3 kids 10, 8, 3, sick husband, hectic life, doesn't seem to be working well for full time school. Thank you!
Debating between going part time and quitting right now. Thanks!
Thanks, I guess part of me is worried I will set a bad example for them. I want them to see that when life gets rough we keep going, but at this point I am taking time from them to do school.