Dreams.........

United States
April 10, 2007 12:17pm CST
I'm 21 years old and I have two children and I'm engaged. I haven't had the best of luck finding a job adn I think I'm ready to go back to school. I want to become a Probation Officer for Juvenile Delinquents or soemthing along those lines. I also wouldn't mind becoming a Crime Scene Investigator. My question is......Am I too late to goto school for something like that? Should I have gone sooner? What are your goals or dreams in life? Have they been accomplished? Why? or Why not?
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
10 Apr 07
You are 21, not 51! Its not too late to go to school. In fact, some people have to work a few years after high school in order to pay for their tuition and books, since they aren't eligable for a grant. My daughter had to wait until she was over 21 to be able to go back to school because, even though she hadn't seen him in 15 years, and he had nothing to do with his kids, her father made too much money for her to be eligable. She is now a nurse in a busy downtown emergency center.
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
10 Apr 07
Hey, I forgot, Now she is makingenough money to pay all theirbills, my son-in-law has gone back to school at the age of 37. 3 years from now, he isgoing to be a journeyman plumber making about $40 an hour.
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• United States
10 Apr 07
That's good that she still completed college and got a good job to support her family. I am sort of nervous about going back to school because I've never really liked school but, I need to work towards my dreams and goals and start supporting my family now!
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I don't think your ever too old to go to school or to work towards your dreams. If you give up your dreams you might as well stop living, not that I'm condoning that but even once you reach goals or dreams you should have more to give you something to always be working towards to improve yourself and your life. Hey my Mom graduated from nursing school at 45, my sister passed her law review/boards at 44, I'm 51 and haven't achieved my dream but am still working towards it. Just sit down and figure out what you need to do and how you can do it and go for it.
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• United States
18 Apr 07
I hope to one day be a probation officer or parole officer. I leaning more towards Probation Officer for Juvenile Delinquents. On the way to get my Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice I'm going to become a Police Officer and I don't know how certain people in my family are going to feel about that.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Well, a police officer is a dangerous job but if it will help you reach your dream job I'm sure they will accept it in time.
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• United States
21 Apr 07
I'm not sure if that's the route I'm going to take yet or not but, I'm considering it. I'm sure my family will support me in working towards my dreams.
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@MsTickle (24966)
• Australia
11 Apr 07
Of course it's not too late. You go girl! It's never too late to find education...we often hear of folk in their 60's and seventie's going to Uni to get their degrees. Just going for an education can open so many doors for you. If you don't do it you will regret it forever...that's a fact. Your children will respect you and admire you and i know you will have all the support you need from your family. There is no reason for you not to do it so just go for it! Good luck. At one time I had an opportunity to try for an acting career but my father forbade it. Then I decided I wanted to do nursing...again, my father said no, that it was a dirty, thankless job. I, too became pregnant too soon and had 2 children byt he time I was 19. Everything went downhill from there. I've had many jobs and been down on my luck several times but I'm now a qualified venipuncturist. Or, in lay terms, I'm a pathology specimen collector. I attained this qualification year before last...I'm 54 now.
• United States
18 Apr 07
I understand how some people react to acting careers. I went to Barbizon Modeling School when I was 12. They help you with run way, acting, hair, make up, and basically anything else you need to know about acting and modeling. I was really happy because I wanted to be an actress. My fathers work hours changed and I had modeling school every other Saturday and my father ended up working the Saturdays that I had school. Then my dads friend said she would take me to and from Modeling School so I could still go. Well, that didn't last too long because she got a speeding ticket on the way there and decided she couldn't take me anymore because she was always cutting the time short. The only other person to ask would be my mother. So, I asked her and she said "NO" because she thinks I'm too young to be acting or anything. I was really bummed out and I got very upset with my mother but, I eventually got over it.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
10 Apr 07
good afternoon babygirl,No you are not to old,you are very young and have your whole life ahead of you.I do not think you are to old to follow your dreams,Never....I always wanted to become a cosmetologist,I started college in my 40's,I went for one year,and studied hard.I went to state and got my license.I have really enjoyed my career,and i have had many years to fullfill that dream .I am still doing what i like.Its never to late to follow your dreams.If i can start mine in my 40"s you can start yours in your early 20's,you are just barely into your 20's...I would go for it..I would like to add that i was not the oldest one in my glass either, there was a lady that was 50 and she has had a long career doing what she liked...Good luck to you and go go ,and do what you want to do....you will have many years to enjoy what you do..
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• United States
10 Apr 07
Wow that's great that you still went to school and got your license to be a cosmetologist even in your 40's. I guess I'm not too old to work towards my dreams. I'm just sort of nervous so, maybe that's why I'm thinking that way. So, are you still a Cosmetologist?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
18 Apr 07
As somew of the others have stated your are not to old to start your dream of becoming a Probation officer or even getting a job witht the police. I think it is great that you are wanting to do this at a young age some people do get a later start then you and still have a nice satisfying career. It is never to late to start something you want badly enough. I say shoot for the moon and you will make it. might take hard work and alot of sweat but We here at mylot know you can do it. You are not to late. I have always wanted to be a art teacher for little children I haven't accomplished that dream as of yet but I am not going to give it up either, and I am 32 years old. I have to save some more money up to be able to go back to school to become a art teacher. That doesn't stop me from teaching the kids all around me crafts and stuff I think of it as pratice.. So follow your dreams. Don't one day wake up in your 60's and regret that you never followed them. Also in seeing you following your dreams, you will inspire your children to follow theirs.
• United States
22 Apr 07
I'm going to start school as soon as possible now. I just know so many people I've gone to school with have already finished college and it makes me feel kinda bad that they have done so much compaired to what I've done since I've been out of school.
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@Blue911 (49)
• China
14 Dec 07
It not too late.you should go to school to find better job
• United States
10 May 07
I think it is never to late for you to go back to school. I just think you need to have a converstaion with your to be husband, and see how you going back to school will effect everyone in your family, and how you can all deal with it :) Congradulations on the engagement, and very cool intersting carrer choices!