On May 7 I will officially be a college student....Yeaaaaahhh!

@dfinster (3535)
United States
March 28, 2007 5:10pm CST
Well friends, about a month ago I posted a discussion about going ack to college. I'm sooooo happy to tell you that today I really did it. I enrolled and filled out my financial aid forms to start working on my paralegal degree!!! My first semester starts on May 7 and I can't wait! I just wanted to say "thanks" to everybody here who encouraged me to do this and gave all their help to me with the links for financial assistance. So, THANKS A MILLION!
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@sparling (178)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
well congrats.. i will be returning to college in september. its pretty overwhelming isnt it. good luck its a big step
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Congrats to you too! Wht are you going back to study? You'll have to keep me posted. I see that you're a mom too so you'll be juggling quite a few things like I'll be doing. Good luck and keep in touch.
@sparling (178)
• Canada
8 Apr 07
a few years back i enrolled to take continuing care....things didnt work out and i had to drop out near the end, had i not i would have made honors...but my kids needed me. anyhow, i will be returning in sept and my boys will be begginging primary. its gonna be a busy year but im really excited and scared. i think i'll pull through tough. cross your fingers for me. what are you studying?
@towongfoo27 (2989)
• United States
8 Apr 07
I am proud of you dfinster. It is a big step to better your life and no one can take that away from you. I don't give myself enough credit, but I recently graduated, too. In my family, it is myself and my younger cousin that have BA's. I would like to push myself even further someday, and go back to get a Masters. It was interesting to be around people 10-15 years younger than me, because I often felt like the community mom when they would ask about the homework assigned yesterday. It felt good to compete academically, and I am glad I did it. Take every advantage financial aid has to offer, I know I did! You go girl!
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
8 Apr 07
Thanks a lot! I'm sure I'm gonna really like it!
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
3 Apr 07
congrats, that's a big step, people just talk about it, but never actually go through with it.
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I've been kicking the idea around for a long tiem and I decided that it was time for me to just jump in and do it. Thanks for the congrats.
@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
30 Mar 07
Congratulations. A college degree is well worth it. You will benefit enormously. The course you have chosen, paralegal studies should be very interesting. Good Luck.
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Thanks for the congrats Jenny.
• Canada
29 Mar 07
Congratulations!!
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Thanks!
• Singapore
29 Mar 07
Wow, it is rare to see someone so excited about studying. I sure wasn't! :P But congrats and I am glad that you are so happy!! ;-)
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Well, my dear lordwarwizard. So glad to see that you're still with us. I hope you plan on staying around. I'm sure my excitement will wear off as soon as the stress and reality of school catch up with me. I do love learning though, it's part of what keeps me going. Thanks for the congrats! Hope to see a new discussion from you soon.
@thefuture (1749)
• Nigeria
29 Mar 07
You're welcome. I am very happy for you and I wish you the best of studies nad career ahead. Make sure you study hard and be hard working OK? Thanks and have a nice day.
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I can't wait for a new career to start. Thanks.
@seamonkey (1979)
• Ireland
29 Mar 07
I don't think I was even at Mylot yet, but wanted to congratulate you on taking this big step anyhow. Best of luck and I hope you enjoy yourself. How invigorating.
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thanks a lot!
• India
29 Mar 07
hey congratulations, I believe that you would be the happiest guy on the earth today for yourself,coz this one point of happiness is somethin i am still looking forward at.... because my college results are still to be out... lets see how much more time do i actually need to hang on, patiently, something I acquire the least!!! But turly man, someone's achievement in ths fiekld makes me so so gald for him--- coz may be at the same time some or the other where, I do bear this is my heart,,,,that may be tomorrow I too would be selected!!!
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Yes, I'm definately a happy woman.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Oh finster, that is awesome. I am a college nursing professor and I can tell you with no reservation that 'non-traditional' (the name given to students as yourself who come back later in life) are the best!!! These student's life experiences is such a help in understanding people and course material. They also are more vested in learning. Congrats to you for making your dream a reality!
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thanks crazynurse. I hope I have good instuctors who will feel the same way you do.
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
Congratulations, this is truly wonderful news. I wish you all the best, and I advice that you study hard and not play here on mylot. Smile
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I'll definately study hard but I'll need to take a break now and again and that's the time I'll use for mylot.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Well congradulations to you. Education is always a good thing. You can never have enough knowledge. May 7th not that far off. I really am proud of you. Work hard and you will do fine
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thanks. Yes the start of the semester is coming up quickly and I'll be working as hard as I can once it does.
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Huge congratulations and pats on the back! That is something to be very proud of. You are taking the first step toward making yourself self sufficient. Just take it one day at a time and study hard. Do your best and you will be graduating in no time! And don't forget we are here for you if it gets overwhelming and you need to vent or moral support. We have faith in you!
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thank you Trace86. I'm nervous a little and it' nice to know there's people too talk to when I get stressed.
• United States
29 Mar 07
Wonderful news my friend. Congratulations and I have rated you a ++ for this too. I am thrilled for you. God bless you sugar. I pray you will continue to be happy.
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thank you so much for the congrats and the positive rating Margie. You have truly been a good friend to me since I started on this site.
@kgs_mommy (260)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Wow! Congratulations! I wish you the very best!
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thanks for the congrats!
@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
Awww, wow that's wonderful! Congratulations hunni, you deserve it!
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thanks a lot. It'll be nice to do something just for myself finally.
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
Hi there Dfinster! I just would like to drop by to congratulate you for that. May you achieve all your dreams and aspirations in life especially becoming a paralegal soon. :)
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thanks myworld!