WOOT! Congrats and Good Luck!! 😀
WOHOOOOOOO! This is so exciting! I want details when you’re ready. You are just marvelous, Lisa! I am so happy for you. I can’t stop using exclamations points!!!!
Mid forties is a splendid time to start new things, things you’ve always wanted to do. I hope they will bring you lots of joy 😀
Very exciting! Congrats! I love the cover of The Economist — now that’s a sign 🙂
Good for you!!! I love taking classes and learning about new things. At times, this depresses my 6-yo who said, “You mean when I’m as old as you, I STILL won’t be done with school.” Have a blast. 🙂
You go, girl. I got my M.A. at age 48. Education is so much more meaningful when seasoned by experience. Victoria
Oh, my, thank you sooo much, everyone! You have no idea what your support and encouragement mean to me. I had just received my M.A. and was in a doctoral program when our son was born. While I don’t regret making the decision that I did then to withdraw, I’m so very excited to be going back now.
Kelsey and Rebecca, I’ll definitely share more details later. Right now I’m a non-degree student as I put together a PhD program proposal.
Marion, my mother told me that she felt her life really began in her 40s. I’m beginning to know what she meant.
Christi, our poli-sci son subscribes to The Economist, and when I saw the cover, I confiscated the issue to read the article (I linked to it from the image).
Kristi, lol! Give your 6-yo an extra hug for me. 🙂
Victoria, thank you. I teach some adult learners, and I completely agree that they bring something special to their learning that the more traditional students benefit during class discussions.
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Yay, you! It’s going to be great. I’m ABD: I left my doctoral program for all the right reasons before I moved to MA, and I have no regrets, BUT being a grad student in my late 30s t0 mid 40s was awesome. I was pretty much intimidated by nothing, and, after teaching for so many semesters (including Freshman Seminar), I knew how to be a really good student. Hee. I wish you the best! 🙂
Beth, thank you! I know for a fact my study skills have improved in the past 20 years… thank goodness, lol. 😀
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