This post was most recently updated on April 29th, 2019
It was my biggest obstacle
When I was a mom thinking about going back to school.
What we don’t always recognize, is that the fear is calling you to be brave!
I gathered the advice and now I’m bringing the experience to you! Making a major life change can be so daunting, but screaming
How am I going to do this?!
That’s the fear talking. What helped me was to break it down into manageable parts. If you can create a checklist to conquer, you can slay it!
5 Reasons You Will Rock It as a Mom Going Back to School
1. Where will I find the time?
You can find little pockets of time in your day. It might be waking up early before your kiddos, or doing homework after their bedtime. You can even use your lunch hour or take some vacation time.
2. Set your own pace.
It’s not a race. My program is 24 months, but I am open to taking a summer off if home life must take a front seat. I want to be my best, and no one is watching how fast I get my degree.
3. Gather your people.
I let my husband know he was going to have to step it up at home since I would have class one night a week and need extra time to study. Done and done.
4. Get your employer to pay your way.
Many companies offer tuition reimbursement. Consider it a bonus on top of your salary that they are funding your education. No need to worry if it’s worth the investment. It’s free!
5. Believe in yourself.
It’s not corny, it’s how to be your best self. Every day I am in this program I feel shreds of doubt falling away, and my confidence soaring. I may not have the same background or experience as my cohort, but what I bring matters.
I also made time to fulfill a bucket list dream experience this weekend- going to a football game at legendary Lambeau Field. Hall of Fame Coach Vince Lombardi has coined innumerable inspirations. My favorites right now:
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence”
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
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