Am I aiming too high?

By | November 11, 2015

I am in my mid-20s, mom of a 1 yr old, in the middle of divorce proceedings, and have sole custody of my child (the father will only get supervised visits, due to his irresponsibility and mental illness that he refuses to treat). I have a bachelor’s degree, work full time in a good job… But I want to start working on my masters (it’s offered online in a distance-education program at an awesome university) … am I being unrealistic thinking I can raise my son all on my own, work full time and study full time for my masters? It’s an MBA… I’m unsure if I want to invest the money in tuition if it’s irrealistic for me to do that right now…

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13 thoughts on “Am I aiming too high?

  1. Winnie James

    You cant ever aim to high. It would be tough, but if you want to do it, you can. At least give it a try! As long as you can succefully fit everything into schdeule, it would be fine to start. Just make sure it isnt effecting your time with your child or job.

  2. navyfamily03

    Well other than the fact that irrealistic is not a word, it is not unrealistic if you put your mind to it. I know of a few single parents that have done it, it is all about whether you have the drive to get through. Go for it if that is what you want, and good luck.

  3. Lovely Lady 27

    You can do it many people do. However maybe try and not go full time in school just part time it may take longer but you won’t burn out. Good luck to you honey. Your child is lucky to have someone like you as a role model.

  4. D L

    what does this have to do with marriage and divorce?
    this is a time management question.

    sounds like you are taking on too much too soon. settle down into a routine that gives you some spare time before you take on such a large project.

  5. Drew Blood

    You need to make a decision RIGHT NOW. Do you want to pursue an MBA and maintain your career goals? Or do you want to be a good mom? I’m not saying it’s impossible to do both, but the one who suffers most if you fail is your son. And right now NOTHING should be more important than your son. (and yet I get a thumbs down for suggesting that you put your son ahead of your own career goals)

  6. cgravestb

    I say go for it….you can do whatever you set your mind to. I think it’s great that you’re still so ambitious!! I wouldn’t take too many classes at once. I found it a little difficult to concentrate on classes on line, but it depends on what kind of learner you are. I really do think it’s great that you want to do this! It will make your family so much better. You could give even more to your child. But make sure that you are still spending the quality time with them….it is so important while they are so young, but I’m sure you know that. Good luck!!

  7. B.

    The older you get, the harder it will be. Do it now and get it over with.

    I’m in my late 40′s now and I wish I stuck with it—-but I never had the convenience of on line studies.

  8. az_mommma

    What you need to do is figure out if doing this is going to take away from time with your son. Will you be able to work full time, go to school, and still be there for your son like he needs you to be? Also, will it hinder you financially in anyway in taking care of him?

    Another option might be to take one or two classes a semester until you get your MBA. It will take longer, but it will also allow you to work towards your goal without taking away all of your free time. Especially now that you are divorced… your son really needs you.

    Best of luck to you hon!

  9. Mary Contrary

    It’s not going to be easy, but it will pay off in future. Go for it.

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