Going back to school

United States
July 23, 2007 12:39am CST
I have just attended my 20 year class reunion and I feel sad that I never finished my college education, so I am going to go back to school. I have always wanted to and I have taken a few classes last year online. Now, I have made a vow to myself that I am going to finish and I would like to go on and get my Masters in social work. I would really like to work with children but I am not sure in which area. How many people have gone back to school so late in life? I am just curious. Thanks in advance for posting!
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@2wicelot (2945)
31 Jul 07
Hi there, congratulations on going back to school. I am sure you are going to really enjoy it there. I remember when I was in school we had older people who came back to study and they all got along very well. I really like hanging around with them because they have a much better perspective about life. I realise many of us get along better with older students than with the younger ones because of that wisdom and maturity that comes along with age. I am sure you will do very fine and all is going to be well. Wishing you all the best.
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• United States
31 Jul 07
Thank you for the well wishes, I think that I might need all the luck I can get!
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@2wicelot (2945)
31 Jul 07
I am sure you will do fine. By the way, I like your pink panther.
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• United States
1 Aug 07
Thanks! Growing up Pink Panther was one of my favorite cartoons! I still like him, but I never see any cartoons for Pink Panther anymore!
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
31 Jul 07
I returned to college in my thirties. I alread had a degree in Finance but I was noticing that a lifetime of that career was going to leave me unfulfilled. I returned to school and got an equivalent of a second degree in elementary education. In the state where I live you can not receive two BS degrees so a basically received a teaching certification. It as a great move for me. Best of luck to you. You will never regret getting more education. And a social work job working with children is a wonderful thing.
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• United States
31 Jul 07
Thank you, and I hope to help with working with children. I know it is not a one person job and there is a shortage of social workers and an abundance of children in need.
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@jeyani (58)
• India
31 Jul 07
i personally know a lot of people going back to school even in their seventies.because knowledge is the only possession which will never decay.you have taken the right decision.i wish you all the very best for your continuing education.
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• United States
31 Jul 07
Thank you, I just feel that I have waited so long to go back and finish my degree I am afraid of failure.
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• Canada
31 Jul 07
It is never too late to further your education. If you really want to go back to school, I think you need to go for it. There is nothing better thant you can do for yourself than to go to school, if that's what you really want.
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• United States
1 Aug 07
Thank you, and I just hope that I am capable of finishing. I feel so out of touch being out of school for so long!