Home late last night after swim and girly catch up, so £1 in pot to UNICEF.
I am very excited today as I received news that I had passed the initial application for the step up to social work programme. The next step is the assessment which I have booked for the beginning of next month.
This is a difficult time as I am very excited about the prospect of taking my application to train as a social worker forward but know that each step I take in this direction is met with a bucketful of resistance from my husband. He doesn’t understand why I want to do it. All he sees is stress, low pay and longer hours. Plus he thinks if I have a degree already and a career why get another degree for a job that will pay the same, if not less than I earn already.
He also doesn’t like the idea of me training for a year, even though I get a grant to cover living expenses, because he thinks it will be too tight for us financially.
I fear this is heading towards one of those horrible ultimatums where he forces me to choose. I was forced to do that once by him in my early twenties with some regrets, I really don’t want to give up on my hopes and dreams again.
Decision made even harder now I have two children.
Funnily enough, the fact that he has had a career change and Is now earning less money is ‘not the same’.
Once again I am excited about an opportunity but fearful of what negative reaction I will receive as a result.
But do I have it in me to turn my back on another opportunity to keep the peace?
This blog is for UNICEF.
Thanks for reading.