On Changing Priorities and Motherhood

I am the type of person that’s always on the Go. Always looking to do more, add more to my plate. Learn all the things. Do all the things.

Prior to actually delivering my baby, I applied to become a Master of Nursing Student through Athabasca University. I’d taken a graduate level course and felt fairly confident in my abilities to manage a course load plus a baby (and life). I was career oriented. I wanted to make a name for myself in Nursing early on.

Ha.

Haha.

Hahaha.

Then I became a mother. And my priorities 1000% shifted.

Don’t get me wrong. I still love my career. I look forward to going back to work casually and having a change of pace some days. But for right now, I need to acknowledge my limitations. Not only can I not AFFORD to go back to school (I’m looking at you unnecessary travel trailer purchase and student loans), but I just can’t fathom adding it to my list of priorities.

I’m already going to be doing the following things: teaching spin, possibly teaching a yoga class, being a full time mom and wife, managing a house, work on growing my Beachbody Coaching team, and on top of that, I have another year left of my term as Provincial Councillor where I sit on THREE different committees.

Something had to give. So I decided to withdraw from the Master of Nursing program. I’m really not upset about it. I couldn’t imagine my evenings turning into my school time, at least not for right now. The only thing that sucks is that the application process was a pain in the butt and I don’t look forward to doing that again in the future when I reapply.

I’m hopeful that one day we will live in either Edmonton or Calgary so that I can just go for a full 2 years and get the whole program over and done with. It’s just a matter of life timing, right now isn’t the right time, but one day I’ll get it.

So for now I’ll be happy with the blessings in my life instead of trying to do more.

Ahhh…. I already feel the weight lifting of my shoulders. (Literally and figuratively) 😉