I was about your age when I went through nursing school
, raising three little girls, married, running a household, running around like a chicken without a head to ensure my kids were happy little larks in their own activities, and making sure hubby was always satisfied! Whew! Take a breather, why don't ya!
I always put my husband and three children first, and myself last. Even our two family pets came before me. They got groomed right along with the family. :chuckle
I don't for the life of me know how I made it through all that stress during my college days, but I did. Would I do it over again the same way? H... No!!! :chuckle
My kids are all grown now and raising families of their own, their father 'flew the coup' shortly after I finished college and right before I even had a chance to sit for state boards...the coward
, so I didn't have chance to breathe between college and finding a full time job to support myself and my three children. Eventually, I ended up signing myself in to a private treatment center that dealt with PTSS (depression long overdue, IMHO) in order to "find myself" again.
My advice to you is: Stop the "kiddie car pool" and bounty of outside activities they are in, let them keep "1" activity a piece that they can really focus on and be happy doing, enlist them and hubby with the housechores or leave them be...dust isn't going anywhere, as a matter of fact, dust always promises to return, :chuckle, and tape record all your nursing lectures so you don't have to rush and write down everything. Listening to the lectures is far more important than spending all your time notetaking during the lecture (reason for the tape recorder so you can replay the lecture later at home). When you listen to the lecture, and study for your exams, listen to "apply" what you hear, and not just to "memorize" what you hear and read for the sake of test-taking. When you get to clinicals, try to recall the lecture material in ways of being able to "apply" what you learned in class to the clinical setting.
What you "hear" must become what you "see" in the clinical setting in order for you to "absorb and apply" it without "losing what you learn". Exhale and breathe at a pace that says, "You are all right with the world, even if the world isn't all right with you! :kiss
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." -- Robert Brault