I spent several years working in specialised
administration positions when I lived in Sydney
and when we did the 'seachange' found it very
difficult to find a admin job that was satisfying. I
worked with DH for a year before having bub and
then took 12 mths off to look after her. During that
year as much as I loved being with her i needed
something more in my life. I decided to study
nursing - totally unrelated to all previous study I
had done although I do want to work in public
health eventually - and have just completed my first
year with very good grades. I am also ecpecting
no2 in Feb and have enrolled in only one subject
externally next semester.
The secret I have found is finding the right sort of
care for your child. DD settled into daycare 1 day a
week (after a period of adjustment) for the first
semester and I upped it to two days this semester.
My MIL also cared for her 1 day week. I planned my
timetable to fit in with these 3 days and allowed
myself plenty of time to do the work while I was at
Uni so I was not spending too much time at home
on it as I saw this as family time. As I said this
worked really well and DH often commented that
he never saw me study.
It is possible to study and have kids you just need
patience and good organisation.
Good luck with whatever you decide
Proud mummy to
Eliza Clare born 13/11/01
Bubs due 24/02/04