Dozens of my friends have reached out to me regarding what it’s like to stop your career and go back to school FULL TIME! Allow me to offer caution but encouragement. The CAUTION is that you are no longer 20 yrs old!!! Frat/Sorority doesn’t matter, you no longer care where the party is or know the names of the clubs. The Student Union is a place to get your books not hang out with students that could be your children (I hope the men caught that). You cannot re-live the past or try to be in the re-make of Spike Lee’s “School Daze”. My total obsession was achieving a 4.0 GPA and it worked.
The ENCOURAGEMENT is that if you are the oldest person in 95% of your classes you bring life experience and real world perspective to make the reading and class discussions come alive. My children above all became my motivation and that kept me focused. So going to college Full Time after 40 may not work for you. But if you’ve been putting off getting more education, now is as good a time as any. No recession can ever take what’s in your head. As my 80 yr old Grandmother told me ” if your going to live to be a Senior Citizen anyway, you might as well have all your degrees with you when you get there… its never too late” LOL…Classic