I'm not even sure this is the right place to post this but I need to at least put it out there even if there are no answers or the answer is something I really don't want to hear.
I have been busting my butt in college for just over two years. It's an online university that's really great, well accredited, etc. I'm about 13 months away from completing my Bachelors. I want to be an elementary school teacher. This program normally takes 4.5 to 5 years so as you can see by the time frames I've been in overdrive to get done as quickly as possible.
Everything seemed on track and going as I had planned. I was even deciding what to get my Masters in after I finished this program. Then my back decided to throw a fit and here I am. I need Vicodin to control the pain and use ice frequently. How in the world can I do all my classroom observations then my 12 weeks of student teaching in this condition? I don't think most principals want their teacher candidates coming in on Vicodin.
I cannot graduate and get my license without doing these things. I don't know what triggered my back to do this. Cortisone injections aren't doing much for me. I've got some new pain, some pain at the same level, and a little relief in my legs. But I have to take the pain med to keep going.
I feel as if all my work, determination, plans and future are going to go up in smoke. :<
I am losing my desire to study at all. Why waste my time. There is a degree I could get that doesn't require classroom time but I wouldn't be licensed to teach. What good would that do?
Sorry for being whiney right now. I just don't know what to do. And every plan for the future of my family revolved around me getting this degree, license, and a Masters so I could work a job that I love and bring in an income and still be around for the kids as much as possible.