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Grad School.

I’ve decided( basically) that I’m going.

The question that still remains is:

To do what?

I’m going back for nursing.  After all, why waste all of the hard work of the last 11 years?

The REAL question is:

Midwife or Nurse Practitioner?

I’ve always wanted to be a midwife.

But I’m scared.

See, I don’t know if I’m ready for all of that responsibility.

I don’t know if I want it.

I love love love delivering babies.  LOVE MY JOB.

I just hate the conditions under which I do it.

But in the last few weeks, I’ve been wondering how it would feel to be in a different role.

To be the one actually delivering the babies.

To be the one actually making the decisions.

Am I ready for that?

Or should I be a Nurse Practitioner and just work in a Doctors office where I’ll have regular hours, no call, no weekends and no holidays?

What do I want to do??

Should I go with the predictable? Should I go with my heart even though my life would still be unpredictable in a way? A life of missing holidays, birthdays and gatherings due to being on call/working?

Or should I not even worry about that and just go with what I love? What I’ve wanted to do since nursing school?

Am I ready for the next hellish 2 1/2 years if I do so?

Am I prepared to spend upwards of 50 K to get an education?

Am I prepared to have a complete change in lifestyle?

Isn’t it time to shit or get off the pot?

Sigh.

Decisions Decisions.

 

  • Reply
    Preshus Me
    April 27, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I say do it. You’ll be happy you followed your heart and won’t regret it. Anything else and you’ll always wonder.
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    Kali
    April 27, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Do what you love.
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    trininista
    April 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Grad school – great adventures await. I am glad I made the leap to go back. Good luck.
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    Jessica @FoundtheMarbles
    April 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Go for it. You’ll only regret what you don’t do. Good luck!
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    Heather @ Life as we know it...
    April 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    That’s a hard decision to make…go with what your heart is telling you. Being happy in what you do is most important! Good luck in your new adventure!

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    Beth
    April 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Such hard decisions! Good Luck!
    #commenthour
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    Alovelydai
    April 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Oooh that’s tough. Midwives are earth’s angels & NPs are the best doctors ever (yes, that’s a fact). This is really tough. Pray on it.

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    ManWifeDog
    April 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Tough choice!!! Yay for grad school though!! I went and most days I’m glad I went back for what I love! Good luck deciding! Big choices!! #commenthour
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    ChiMomWriter
    April 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Go with your heart! And good for you for taking the plunge one way or another – Both admirable!
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    JDaniel4's Mom
    April 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Follow your passion! I took the safe route in grad. school and wish I had gotten my Master’s in something else.
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    Ann Odle
    April 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I think you already know the answer; but just in case, pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage, go outside & listen to what the birds have to say. They won’t steer you wrong–they’ll tell you to follow your heart!
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    krissy
    April 27, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Go with your heart. Not enough people do and they end up with regrets. If you’re gonna go back to school at least make it worth it for you.
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    Tara
    April 27, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Good luck! Tough decisions, wishing you the best in whatever you decide.
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    Sarah
    April 27, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    That is a tough decision to make. I hope that the decision you make leads down the right path for your life!
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    Annissa
    April 28, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Seriously – GOOD FOR YOU – it’s a hard road, but I bet in the end, it’ll be one of the best ones of your life!! GOOD LUCK!

    stopping by via #commenthour 🙂
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    2Commentaristas
    April 28, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Would you rather marry the love of your life or settle for a “good” man. I would bet you would not hesitate one single second in answering. Same for your life’s passion. Always go with what is in your heart. Even if you fail, or abandon it after a while, you will never ever wonder “what if….” or say “I should have.”
    Stopping over from #commenthour, but not new to your site! 🙂

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    Kimberly
    April 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Congrats on going back to school! I hope you follow your heart 🙂
    (Stopping by from SITS)

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    Handy Man, Crafty Woman
    April 29, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Tough decision!! I hope you decide soon. Came over (late!) from the SITS comment hour.

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    Julia Henderson
    September 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    When it comes to decision making you have to be careful, because it might be an ending of regrets. You are actually right, you must follow your heart in doing things that you are happy and you really want it. We are the author of our life story and you must make the most of every chapters of it.
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