My story is similar very VERY similar to Shannons.
When my baby started Kindergarten (half-day,) I took *one* University class, in the Spring semester, I took two.
I took seven CLEPS and in the spring, I applied to be a full time student and am presently a Biology major.
I have loved being a SAHM for my eight children, but, in the end, I don't have anything I could call my own, my identity was too strongly associated with being a full time mom.
I want to be a doctor or a PA. I'm taking challenging classes and have a 3.7 GPA.
I'll be taking the MCATs next year
I guess the same time as Shannon.
Apparently, this is a fairly normal way for women to manifest midlife much less destructive than male cars and younger women.
I love my husband and love my family and wouldn't do anything to hurt them, I'm planning my schooling so Julianna doesn't suffer from it. I'm taking three years to graduate, She would be a teenager by the time I went into residency (a geriatric resident
: ) If I do the PA route, there is no residency and I could work fewer hours, I'm still up in the air.
I think we have a unique opportunity to redifine midlife and lifespan in general. Our great grandparents only lived to be 45, we can expect to live well inot our 80's, we can live two lifetims, isn't that *exciting*