Well after holding my breath for the past few weeks.......

United States
May 1, 2009 4:28am CST
I Got the news today that I will start college at the end of may! Woot Woot! Being 32 years old and deciding to take a new path in life kinda of scared me. But I have done it I will be a full time student Majoring In Computer Science. I am so happy about it. I have a love for computers so why not..Have any of you made a choice late in life to take another direction that you was not sure was the right one but done it?
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14 responses
• United States
2 May 09
I think your doing something great for yourself. I started back to school last term, but I'm a lot older then you are. I just want something better for myself.
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• United States
2 May 09
That is awesome I too want something better for me and my family! That is why I choose to go back! Thanks for your response.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
2 May 09
I know just what you mean dear lady, it's like every woman has to cover her own you know what these days........ Take care and be blessed!
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• United States
2 May 09
Well I have mine covered But I am glad My domestic partner has my back a long the way! I have a great support system that I am very thankful for. Happy mylotting!
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
2 May 09
Good for you. I hope I'll have your courage when I do hit that point in my life when I'll feel like a major change. :)
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• United States
2 May 09
I hope you find the courage to do so it is a wise choice! I am a strong believer in higher education. Though sometimes it is hard to attain, I wish it were not that way but it is. In France college educations are paid for by the government. Which I think is a great ideal. Happy Mylotting!
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
2 May 09
Well after holding my breath......... Oh wow, that's just great, I hear more and more people are starting to do that these days. Ur welcomed and I sincerely wish you all the best! Just think in ur mind, "Yes, you can" Huggs-
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• United States
2 May 09
With the way the world is today they leave us no choice than to get further education. Which in the long run will make us use more of our brains I mean the average person only uses 10% of their. I am all for me being more intelligent.
@wenipi (1)
• United States
2 May 09
Congratulations on choosing to go back to school. I will be 32 in a couple of months and I would like to finish my degree. I went to college for a couple of years but had to drop out. I hope to go back soon and finish.
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• United States
2 May 09
I hope you do get to go back. I am so glad I am able to go to school. I wish everyone had the opportunity to do so. Furthering ones education should be number one no matter what age you are. I am very thankful for the opportunity. Happy mylotting.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
1 May 09
Way to go! I have often thought about classes I can take at home. I stay home and take care of my disabled son. You go for it and good luck!!
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• United States
2 May 09
Yeah I choose online classes so I could stay at home with my 2 kids.I have about 6 years of school planned out to be where I want to be so.... But I am very excited about it. I did get student loans and such but I get an overage check that I will use to help payback some of them if that makes any since to you lol lol. but the extar money will help alot on catching up on bills and such and with the degrees I plan on getting I should not have no problem paying the loans back later on. If your thinking about hun I would do it for sure since you stay at home and such I think its a great Ideal for stay at home mom's to go to school. I choose an online school that I done a lot of research on called Herzing its a great school with great support. Good luck and happy mylotting!
1 May 09
Good luck in college, age should not be a barrier to study. I am around 1 year younger than you are and I want to return to studying at some stage soon. I majored in Business Administration 10 years ago, only to work as a refuse loader. Being unemployed at the moment made me think that now is the time for change.
• United States
1 May 09
O I am not worried about the studying part really I love to learn and I can do my work late at night cause my classes are all online. So I can do it after my little ones are in bed.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
1 May 09
hey thats great! its so exciting (and scary) to start on a new venture! my hubby and i are looking to start a drop in centre in our area and have had several meetings with a variety of people and let me tell you, it IS scary but exciting too! best of luck!
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• United States
1 May 09
It is exciting I am a little less worried cause my classes are online and I will be here at home with my kids. So that makes it a little easier. Best of luck to you and your hubby! Happy Mylotting
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
1 May 09
After holding my breath.......... Hello friend, yes I made the same decision over four years ago to go back to school to try to better myself. By that time I had already had a family so it wasn't the easiest thing to do and all of us had to make a few adjustments. I got through it though and even though I'm still not sure it's the best choice for me. At least it's something that I will always have that I can fall back on in case I should need to. Congratulations on making your decision. I think it's one of the best things that a person can do for their self.....Study hard and pay close attention in class, it's not as easy to do it as an adult but many have done it b4 you so be encouraged!..... Take care and good luck!
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• United States
1 May 09
Well I have choose all classes That I could take online. That way I could be at home with my kids. Which makes it a little easier. thank you for the encouragement.Thank you for your response and Happy Mylotting.
1 May 09
Hi sxrxnrr, Well, congratulations, my girl, you are never too old and what you are doing is brilliant, I leant how to use the computer late in life and now I can't get away from it, I love the computer too, but well done to you and wish you all the best. hugs. Tamara
• United States
1 May 09
Thank You Tamara! I can not wait to start I am so excited! I have had a great love for computer for many years. I work on them now for a lot of my friends. I do not get paid for it. Well sometimes they pay me but not much. But I just really love computer's learning how they work and such. Happy mylotting.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
1 May 09
Congratulations! Hope you do well. Right now after anger, tears, and frustration about being separated my go is to get a car (hopefully from my son), get a drivers license and a job so that I can save some money and get my own place. I have decided that the best thing for me is to be independent for a while here. Then I'd like to move back to Houston and be on my own there. I am hoping and praying that things will fall in place in the next few months so that I can show everyone that I can have a life of my own.
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• United States
2 May 09
Well hun I hope everything goes as you plan. Its so hard living with others. It sounds like you have a good plan so I would go for it... Good luck! Happy Mylotting!
• Malaysia
1 May 09
Conratulations. Its good to hear you will be continuing your studies. There is no age limit to gain knowledge and I beleive your passion in computer will definately be of assistance to excel in this field. Wish you all the best in your future undertakings. Thanusha
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• United States
2 May 09
I have had a great love for computers and how they work every since I was young so... it will help. and it is an every changing area so I do not see me getting bored with it. Thanks for your response and Happy mylotting!
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
1 May 09
Oh wow! congratulations! Going to get some education is definitely not too late for anyone. I havent done that kind of decision yet but I think I will because I have so many things that I want to do, to learn and to become that I dont think there will be enough time for me to do all those things. Computer Science huh? Ive also learned only recently how much I love tinkering with computers. Not the hardware stuff but more on programming and making websites come to life. Im also going to be a senior this June so shifting to another course would be quite unadvisable. I also like the course that Im in which is a business related course and I know that this field is a never ending study. I mean in order to survive constant study about the changing times and trends is mandatory. A friend of mine recommended that I shouldve taken Information Technology since its a mix of computer science and business. Too late for that so I guess Im just gonna have to learn about computers as I go along my career path. Planning to take differen shourt courses in the future.^_^ Goodluck and have fun in your new college life. Dont forget to take breaks sometimes. Play hard but study hard as well.
• United States
1 May 09
Well I play pretty hard with my two kids so.....and Studying Isn't really Studying to me I love to learn and It brings me great satisfaction to learn and be able to understand things they way I should. Thanks and good luck to you as well. Happy Mylotting!
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@Beertjie (978)
• South Africa
1 May 09
Congratulations on making a great decision. I was a policeman for thirteen years and then left to go full time study. I went for theology because I know it is my calling. I was a four year course but due to health, I am still busy, with my last year, eventualy. I started to study at the age of 33y and am now turning 38y. It is sometimes dificult to run class with 18 year olds but it is fun and exciting. Best of luck for your studies, may it be the best years of your life. Blessings
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• United States
1 May 09
I am very excited about it. I am a welder by trade but I am unable to work at the moment due to so health issues.So I thought While I was sitting at home with my kids I should do something to better myself and their life. Thanks for the encouragement I feel I have made a good choice. Most Of my classes are online so.... I see no reason why not to do it. Happy Mylotting and thank you again.