Post # 47
@ChuckNorris: Wow, I’m sorry I’m just seeing this now. I’m glad to have been able to read your update too though because now it seems even more certain that you’re doing what’s best for you at this time. And you’ve certainly thought it through 100%! I think you’re totally right that, though it’s a sacrifice now, putting your career first over the next few years will end up being best for your family in the long run. And it sounds like you’re truly passionate about the nursing program, so I’m excited for you! I think you’ll be really great at it! It’s clear from all of your posts that you have a passion for medical stuff and a natural knack for it too! Plus you’re caring and a great person! So…it’s meant to be! Good luck with everything and hope you stick around these parts when you can (though completely understand if it’s easier to separate).
Post # 48
@ChuckNorris: that is awesome. Isn’t life funny? 🙂 Yay for you!!!
Post # 49
Such a tough decision but it sounds like you’ve really thought this through and you’ve made the right choice. You will be an AMAZING nurse! Keep thinking of that and all the wonderful opportunities that will bring you!
Post # 50
@ChuckNorris: Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply! You’re in a tough situation. Part of me wants to say go for it life will never be perfect waiting to have kids and I know you both want them badly now. You can always go back to school. Now the sensible me says wait to have kids. You’re young, you have plenty of time, being a nurse is your dream, be selfish and focus on YOU. Going back to school and being a mom will be tougher. But doable. In the end follow your heart. Which it sounds like you are doing. 🙂
Post # 51
Wow! It tore my heart up reading this post. I can’t imagine having to make that kind of decision. But you’re so, so young. I wish you all the luck in the world with your nursing program! And definitely, get a puppy! And please, please, please post pics of it on here. And keep in touch to let us know how School is going.
Post # 52
@ChuckNorris: It’s crazy that time is also on my side. My Darling Husband is also older, and I will also be around 24-25 when we TTC again. hah. 😉
Post # 53
@ChuckNorris: Lol. I replied and didn’t see your response. You sound so positive and sure of your decisions good choice! You will be an excellent nurse! And time will fly. Xoxo
Post # 54
hi- i can’t believe I missed this post too!
wow, this is huge- we will ALL miss you around here so much!
seems like the question you had to answer is,
‘In 3 years, will I be more sad to not yet be in nursing school, or to not yet be pregnant?’
And it seems like your answer is ‘I will be more sad to not yet be in nursing school’.
So I wish you all the best!! Your program sounds great. 🙂
However I will say, that if you read the above sentence and you realize that you really might be more sad not to be pregnant. . .well, coming from someone who prioritized her career during my 20s and I now regret it, I’ll say that even though nursing school might ‘make more sense’, there’s no shame in either choice.
you seem to really be a special and inspirational person, and I know that whatever you do in life, you’ll shine at it ! 🙂
Post # 55
Sending you a big hug! FYI- I am on paragard (I think I read somewhere that you were going to do that) and I started charting on it (still am). There is some interesting info about how it can shorten a luteal phase- I found out because my luteal phase is borderline on paragard. If I can help, please let me know. Best of luck!