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Life decisions....what to do...

Monday, March 03, 2014

Just feeling like blogging. I am 33 years old and for some reason am feeling like I'm getting old. My kids are now 10 and 6 and that makes me feel old. I don't have little toddlers anymore, they're big kids. I feel like it's downhill from here. I know that it's not but am just feeling that way recently. I guess I'm kind of at a crossroads in my life. I am now enrolled in college and am working on finishing my degree. I'm interested in nutrition so I'm deciding on becoming a registered dietician. I keep having doubts about if it's the right thing to do. Before I became a stay-at-home mom I was in accounting. It's hard to know if switching careers is right. I just know that when I was doing accounting I wasn't passionate about it. My Dad is a pastor and my Mom is a counselor at an elementary school. I want a career where I help people. I guess it's in my blood. I love giving advice and listening to people's problems/issues and trying to be there for them. Throughout my life people have always confided in me. I think I'm approachable. I don't know if I will love being a registered dietician but something is telling me to go for it. Back to my kids. Now that my kids are getting older, it's making me miss when they were younger. They used to be more dependent on me, want lots of kisses and hugs, and were "my babies". Time is going way too fast, I just want to slow it down. It makes me sad to think that they're growing up. I am wondering if I should have another baby. I don't know the right answer and have been contemplating this for awhile. There is never a right time to have a baby. It's just that now I'm back in school and if I had a baby it would be like I was starting all over again. Plus I don't know how that would be, having two older children and a baby. Just don't know what to do. I would like to know if anyone else feels like this or get some advice from other people and their situations. Thanks for any help.
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    Thank-you so much for your advice mwwensin! I do have a lot on my felt good to get it out :) That is so great that you have your PhD...nice work! It is harder to go back to school, it would be so easy to get my old job back but I really want to try and go for the RD program. My husband is a great support, he says he looks forward to when I'm a nutritionist and I can make him a program (he does triathlons). I'm just going to take things day by day for now. Being back in school is definitely a good feeling. Have a wonderful day and thanks again! emoticon
    1451 days ago
    Welcome to the Spark Marathoners team. Sounds like you have alot on your mind. I would say do what you and your husband feel is right. I have a 21 and 13 year old by marriage and a 2 year old. It is normal to fear your kids growing up too fast. I have a PhD and went straight through school and then got a job in my field. I know it's harder to go back to school but it sounds like you're happier with the RD program than accounting. Ultimately, you've got to decide what works best for you, whether you want another child and/or go back into the "working world". Good luck on whatever you decide. Sounds like you have a great support group with your husband.
    1451 days ago
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