As another semester comes to an end I have to admit that there are days that I wonder if I will ever be done with school! Neither of my parents really insisted that I go to college…my dad, as a super cheap-o probably secretly hoped I wouldn’t. I married at the tender age of eighteen and began working while most of my friends were joining sororities and attending college parties.
Now, at the age of twenty-six with two kids while I know that I am not too old for college, my experience is definitely a different one. I will say this: school is much, much harder with two little ones around! I find that I clean up messes more than study, and often regret the time I miss with my kids because I’m at school. It is such a confusing time for me right now, because my husband and I want to expand our family. Yet, I get to wondering if I will ever manage to finish if we do that.
Currently (assuming I pass all my classes this semester, which I intend to do!) I have twenty one classes to go. Wow, that feels like an absolute eternity! Yet, if I have another child I will probably have to take a semester or two off, or at the very least lighten my class load. At the same time I don’t want to put off having a child and completing our family, and nor do I want to quit.
While I enjoy mommyhood very much there is a large part of me that just wants school to be over and done with so I have more time for the things I want to do! For all of you who are taking finals right now, good luck and keep with it!