I started college after high school and managed to go two years before getting married. Two children and almost 20 years later, I went back to school to finish my bachelors degree. It was a total culture shock for me to find myself among students who were the age of my children! I hadn’t read a book worth remembering since I got married, so learning to read and retain what i read was a big first step. I also was friends with many of the instructors and found it difficult switching hats from peer/friend to student. I found many teachers treated under classmen as idiots and fools and found it difficult to adjust to being treated like a juvenile. Despite all of the transitions, I loved learning and loved going to school again. Since I was enjoying myself so much, I decided to continue on and work on my Masters degree. The difference in how the student was treated was enormous. The teachers realized you were serious about your studies and started treating us as adults. School became even more fun! You are never too old to learn. Don’t let your age hold you back if you want to go back to school. For me, it was a wonderful and affirming 6 years. I loved every minute of it!
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