I've wanted two things in my life -to be a doctor -to be a mother When I say a mother, I mean like my mother. She never missed a single play, spelling bee, holiday, sporting event, team dinner... she was always able to be there. That's what I want to be able to do for my kids. But I've always wanted to be a doctor. And I can't have both. So how do you choose? Do you give up your dream to be a mother and have a job you won't hate, and may even like, but it won't be your dream.... your #1. Or do you give up the whole mother thing and become a doctor? How do you pick which one you'll regret more? I've been fighting with myself over this issue for weeks and I don't know... I've read Med School Confidential and the SDN guide. My best friends parents are doctors. I've shadowed doctors. I've talked to friends in med school. I know what it takes. My boyfriend supports my desire to go to medical school. I'm an accounting major. I'd just take the premed courses and throw in a biochem, anatomy, and physiology course. I'd be happy working as a financial adviser, seriously. I'd get to work from home and still make a 6 digit salary. I'm just afraid that somewhere, in the back of my mind, I'll regret not pursuing medicine. I've literally knew I wanted to be a doctor since I was 4 and that's never changed. I always aced all my honors science classes and loved them. I'm always afraid that if I choose medicine I'll want to quit because I'll be missing out on key moments of my children growing up. My neighbor missed her daughters first words, her first steps, and couldn't breast feed her because she was at work. I don't want that. So how do you choose? What's more important when you want both?