I'm in the process of finishing a Masters degree and when it's done, I'll do whatever it takes to get a job in my industry - which may involve some unpaid work.
It'll be tough, but I want to make the sacrifices now so that when Lily is old enough to understand, I'll have a roof over our heads and I'll be able to provide whatever she needs. I also want to work in a job that makes me happy - so I don't dread leaving the house every day. I want to set her a good example so that she learns to follow her dreams - rather than just doing what she can to get by.
How are you finding the masters? I couldn't have said it better myself! My theory is that if something is worth having then its going to be damn hard!
Setting the kids the right example is so important for their development as well x
It's not too bad - I've just got my dissertation to finish so I work on it in the evenings after she goes to sleep and whenever she takes a long nap during the day. It's hard work, but it also feels great to do something that's about me and what I'm interested in, iykwim.
I went back to uni to do my final year of a French degree when my LO was 5 months old (I was pregnant on my year abroad - in year 3). It was hard but a lot easier than I had imagined. I was in uni 4 days a week, 8 hours of lectures plus seminars, oral classes, homework and a dissertation (plus the usual essays, presentations and exams!) but somehow you just manage! In fact, I was a lot more focused this year than in the previous 3 years. Harrison really taught me to use my time wisely and I worked my butt off on the days I was in uni. It worked out that my OH and mum used annual leave to have him one day each per week, and the other 2 days he was in creche (quite pricey, but I was happy for him to go - he really enjoys it, has a great relationship with the girls and does far more there than I do with him in a day! Plus, starting so young, he's never really known any different so has no problem going to anyone now...) If you want to do it I say do it. I was determined to finish my degree. It'll be so much better for my son and my family in the long-run. I had my last exam on monday and I graduate the end of July. In the meantime I'm relaxing, enjoying everyday with my LO and looking for a rewarding job. Best of luck whatever you decide! xx
I think there are days i think i wont cope and days i think i can take on the world, the odds have been stacked against me so far and i have done brilliantly but we shall see? Me and my family deserve it and i am going to go full steam ahead and do my best, thats all anyone can ask, i am not superwomen after all! and i do not want to fizzle.......xx
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