After some soul searching i've recently discovered that I have a passion for nutrition and everything healthy food related and since then have done a ton of research of the "perfect" career/"vocation" for myself. Since then I have been looking up universities that are accredited to a certain organization i would have to register with(after getting the degree and doing field-placement/and or co-op) and taking an exam in the province i wish to practice in. I'm extremely focused on being a registered dietitian and there's only 3 universities i'm looking into that would be relatively "close" to home.
I wanted some opinions from anyone who had gone through university as a single parent. The ups and down's, having to work part time(if anyone had to, i know i would, to keep the overall student loan cost down) and how you managed overall.
I know it's going to be hard, and being as organized as much as possible will help , as well as managing my time effectively. I know i wont be able to go this year, I have some upgrading of a few classes to do first(Bio, English, math, and two others i think, i'm waiting for the calendars/view books to come in so i know what the requirements are to know what i need to upgrade).
I really need these opinions so that i can make sure this is something i can accomplish and still be a great mom at the same time. I would be the only person in my family to actually go and graduate from university(i went to college, but it got me nowhere , a bit of too fast and not enough time to make sure it's what i really want to do).
Anyways, All opinions would be really appreciated