As a Mother, your first concern is making sure that you’re being the best Mommy you can be, and that in itself is a full-time job. As wonderful a job as it is, it takes a lot of time away from doing other things. Some of you may find that because of this, you haven’t been able to get the job you want because you’ve missed on out getting the grades. Now, they say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks – but this saying is so incorrect! It’s never too late to go back to School.
Understandably though, you may not have a lot of time or freedom to do so if you have to be a full-time Mommy – but don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to work around this.
Learning online will become your new way of life. There are so many different courses that are out there, ranging from nursing, to teaching, to master lean manufacturing online. You can fit things around your usual schedule and have everything catered to your own needs. It all depends on the type of career path you’d be interested in having. When you know what you want to do, you can look at the types of qualifications you’ll need and the requirements in order to get them. If you still aren’t sure as to what you’d like to do yet – get the basics. Maths and English are always good to have in your pocket as most jobs out there require it.
Studying is absolutely essential if you expect to get anywhere. You need to soak in as much knowledge as you possibly can, and this is why reading is so important. When your baby is sleeping, try cramming in a little session – get the books out and make relevant notes that will help you. Remember that regardless of which way you go about getting your grades, you will need to do your final exams. Studying is what ensures you get ready for that stage without feeling unprepared. There are many tips that you can find online about how to study in distracting environments, so have a look if you’re struggling.
If you don’t end up getting the final grades you wanted, don’t feel disheartened. This isn’t a sign that it ‘wasn’t meant to be’, or that you were ‘mad for trying!’ It just means you weren’t where you needed to be, so whatever you do – don’t give up. If this is something that is really important to you, then keep going until you have it in your hands. Just because you’re a Mommy now doesn’t mean that your life is over. It’s only just begun. Remember, you’re a strong independent woman, and having a child doesn’t define who you are – it just makes you even better. Multitasking is one of our greatest strengths, so get out there and write your own destiny.
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