- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2010
A bit of a back story..
When I was 17, my father, who cared for me soley since my mother passed away, met my stepmother. Within a few months they moved in together… I wasnt invited to join them.
I had just graduated high school, and was in my first year of univeristy. I didnt have a job. My SO, who is now my DH, had just graduated univeristy, and wasn’t on a great income. We moved in together, and things we really tight and very stressful. I completed one year of my degree, but ended up deferring and working full time.
That was 3 years ago. Since then, DH’s career has taken off, and I am now able to return to fnish my degree. I feel so lucky, but at the same time, wonder if it is the best move for us as a couple.
DH really wants to buy a house. In our area, for a 3 bedroom townhouse it is roughly $600,000. We can’t move any further out, as DH already has an hour commute to work, and any closer to the city we would be looking at close to a million.
We both really want to have a baby in 3 years time. So right after I finish my degree I would be pregnant or TTC. We have no local family, so i would be staying home with out baby, and maybe returning to work part time.
I feel selfish for going back to school, and not bringing in as much money, when DH and I have these plans. I am sure we can still make it happen, but it will all be up to DH.
Should I go back to school? Or should I continue working and building up a nest egg for when we start our family?