Post # 1
So I have an issue. I currently work full time, and I love my job. LOVE it. The people I work with are great, my bosses are great, and from the handful of jobs I have had, this is heaven. I don’t dread Mondays, or any weekday for that matter. Yes, I have the occassional “holy crap it was super busy” but never that “ugh I hate my job feeling”.
I also go to school part time for court reporting/stenography. Now I have been in school for 3 years now and I can graduate whenever I get up to typing 225 words per min. I am at 160 right now and I am at a stump. I haven’t progressed. I got married a few weeks ago, so this year I was extremely pre-occupied and not focused on school. I have also been throwing around the idea that I can stay at my current job. BUT my DH wants me to finish school. I also think that my frustration of wanting a baby now is clouding my judgement to finish. I can’t afford to go to school and have a baby. FOr those that don’t know, court reporting is not something that you can just open a book and study, its hands on practice every.day. And I don’t practice every day. I come home from working 9 hours and all I want to do is relax, watch TV, cook dinner with my DH, and relax. I am not motivated to finish. All I can think about is having a baby and I am scared to tell DH I don’t want to finish, I want to stay at my job (which also pays decent) and with both of our incomes combined we bring in over $100K.
I don’t know what to do. A part of me is saying finish because you are almost there, you have come so far and another part of me is saying have a baby, and stay at this job you love so much.
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Post # 3
@Daizy914: not even considering the baby fever part of this, if you enjoy your job that much and make a comfortable living, I don’t see any reason to stay in school for something you won’t end up doing. Is there any reason your DH wouldn’t want you to stay in your current job long term?
Post # 4
@Daizy914: Definitely finish school! You are so close… And what about the money and time spent so far on schooling, are you willing to hash that up to a waste of time (AND money)?
I don’t want to scare you, but just because your have a permanent full time position now, doesn’t mean you will forever. Lay offs happen (it happened to me)… Wouldn’t it be nice to have your schooling as a back up plan?
Post # 5
@JennaJay13: He wants me to finish bc he wants me to make something of myself. He doesn’t consider my current job a “career”. ( I work for a property management company, and I work in the accounting department as Accounts Receivable). If I finish school, yes I can make more than what I make now, but it would be awhile before I make a good salary.
@O.My.Heart: I understand what you’re saying and thats the only reason I want to finish is to have a backup plan, but its frustrating bc I am not progressing and its all my fault but I am jus tnot motivated to finish.
Post # 6
@Daizy914: I think your DH is being silly, but everyone’s priorities are different. I’m not in a “career” job now, but I enjoy it and make enough money, and to me its just a job that I do to keep food on the table and pay bills. It doesn’t define my life or who I am. I think you waking up happy to go to work every day is much more important than holding a fancy job title. My DH is the same way as yours though and feels that everyone judges you on the career you have, so we don’t see eye to eye.
As far as potentially “wasting” all the schooling you already have, s**t happens. Life happens. I “wasted” four years on a Poli Sci degree that I don’t use even a little bit now. If school isn’t making you happy and you’re not motivated, it’s time to cut your losses and move on.