No doubt it will be a bit challenging. Just a bit though.
If you think how long you will be doing what you are doing right now and specially if you don’t like it, it is time to think again.
Yes, we all have bills and we have to work to cover those. Sometimes, long hours with variable schedule. And in those cases, if you really think about making a change in your life there is a way.
We can’t talk about the other fields, but as to the IT here are the things you can do to see the future light.
First, try to understand as much as possible about the IT world. We do run seminars from time to time and attend one with us, it is absolutely free. You will learn about what is out there on IT and above all you get the chance to ask professionals who are on the industry and people like yourself who were working long hours before and still manage to be IT professionals.
The above is very important step. We tell you to attend the seminar since it is an easy and effective way. But that is not the only way. If you know IT professional around you ask them, go to the library or invest sometime on the internet and try to learn and get your questions answered.
If you understand and ask till you are satisfied, it is much easier to know and budget your time and money toward the journey of IT profession.
After that, see the options where you can attend some of the classes online. This allows you to take at least the theory on your phone or when you are at home. Online classes makes it easy to be accessible the moment you are ready. The other plus point, you will take those per your pace.
Once caveat though, online classes tend to make you a bit procrastinator. There is a tendency to say I will do it tomorrow or later and before you know it, it has been a while since you get back to it. There are a couple of tools that will help on this, but in general if you have a good record of doing things ontime, it will suite you.
The other good option is, to take a class online in a metered fashion, like with in a week, and to attend a class for help and assignments. That way you have a good reason to followup during the week and when you hit roadblock, you will jump to the class and get it cleared. This gives you the best of two worlds.
If you have known schedule, then the good thing will be to attend the class whenever possible. Attending class will help you to ask, work together and be alert in most of the time.
As you can see, you have the options indeed to change your life around using IT as a tool. Once you get into it, you will be able to see multiple options and can provide better for you and your family.