Working and going to school, both full time...

United States
January 22, 2007 9:20pm CST
I was just wondering how many other people work full time and go to school full time, and what kind of hardships it has caused. I currently work 40 hours a week, nightshift (11-7) and am taking 6 college classes. This is my last semester! I only have about 3 and 1/2 months left, but it is SOOO hard! My relationship with my husband is somewhat suffering; it seems like we don't get to spend enough time together, and then when we do, we are at eachothers throats half the time. I am constantly tired, grouchy, and ill. My house is a pigsty... no joke, I sure don't have the time to clean it, and when I have spare time, the last thing I want to do is clean! It is just sooo stressful! Anyone else dealing with the same issue or have any pointers?
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@hottie0728 (1732)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I am working fulltime and studying at the same time too. My school is only once a week (University of Phoenix), and I know I am not as stressed like some of my friends from traditional university. I picked this school because it would suit my schedule and they have the course that I wanted. Goodluck to you! Cheer up! You're almost done anyway. Just be patient and you know that it's gonna be worth it.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Thanks for the encouragement!!! I can't wait til I am done! ***hugs***
• United States
23 Jan 07
Nope, not me. But my mom did it when me and my sister were little and it sucked. So, I can kinda understand it! Once some of your stuff is over, then you'll be better off!
• United States
2 Feb 07
Thanks! and moms who do it deserve a lot of respect!
@hazydazy (783)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I personally am not doing it, but my friend is. She is a single mother of three (ages 9,7,and 5), working full time and studying to be an RN. She gets no help from the state. She does is all on her own. Recently she was diagnosed with a disease that nearly took her life. She stayed at my home until she was diagnosed and nursed back to health. She had to give up her children for awhile. She has recovered to a point, but is back to work and school. She is trying to provide a better life for her children.
• United States
2 Feb 07
Good for her!!!! My mother did the same, but there were only two of us. It's a hard knock life!
@missjackie (1323)
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
23 Jan 07
I currently do freelance work as a video blogger and I go to school full time. I try to work as much as possible, so that I could support myself in school. It's really not that hard, since my work isn't so hard to maintain.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
You are lucky! Hope it works for you!