I'm young, no kids... and there wont be for a very long time.
I guess I technically live at home, but more realistically I live half the time at my girlfriends and half the time at home. I pay all my own bills, including school, my car insurance, phone, credit cards, food, etc. Besides putting a roof over my head and electricity in the house my mom doesn't support me any other way, and don't get me wrong I'm definitely grateful for that. Money is always
on my mind. I do make enough now, but I'd probably be making a little more at the hospital (pay for nurses' aides are about $17-$22 and hour, depending on qualifications/experience). But it also comes as a sacrifice,
no flexible hours, giving up other jobs I like, lots of dirty work, starting something new smack dab in the middle of school, etc. There are also benefits
, like getting comfortable in my future career surroundings, being able to watch nurses work, watching/helping with procedures, etc.