I'm glad I found this forum, I got a BS in Physics in 2003, but wasn't sure what to do with it. Since then, I've been teaching and tutoring for a test-prep company and working in a university physics department as a technician. Even though I've had a lot of success at teaching, I've always known that to be happy I would need to go back to school at some point... I just didn't know for what. Last fall, after four years of teaching (among other things) physics to pre-meds and thinking I'd never want to take a med school path, I attended my brother-in-law's white coat ceremony and I realized that a career as a doctor was more in line with my goals that any tangible option I'd thought of before. It's science, it's helping people directly, it's a long and difficult journey... all those are things I really wanted. I'm currently taking orgo (I managed to get out of having to take general chemistry by pleading to take and then acing the g-chem final exam from last year) and biology. Things are going well. But yesterday I found out that my wife is pregnant. I can't imagine how I'll get through the applications process next fall with her 9mos pregnant and then with an infant. Not to mention the next four years. It's terrifying and I'm feeling pretty sad (at a time when most people would be joyous!). It seems like other people here have made it with even more to overcome. Does anyone else have a similar situation, or any advice?