Being a parent and going to school can be difficult and stressful. There are people that won’t even try to go to school once they have kids by using the excuse of “having to work.” The challenge is too difficult for many to even try. Being in a relationship that is supportive of each other can help you reach goals that you thought were gone. You have to believe in your significant other and always think about positive outcomes. There will be several bumps on the road and of course, financial problems. But there is nothing a family can’t overcome together.
I’m 35 years old, married, and a father of five beautiful kids. I am two quarters away from graduation, and it has been an intense ride. I was blessed with a family that has always believed in me and supported my dreams of becoming a filmmaker. If it wasn’t for their love and encouragement, I don’t think I would be where I am right now. There were many unfortunate events that could have brought us down, but nothing we couldn’t get back up from.
It’s never too late for an education, even if you have kids. Pursue your dreams or be supportive of someone that wants an education and perhaps thinks it can’t be done. No one said it would be easy. Whether you are married with children or not, with God, love and encouragement, it is possible.