I just took the plunge.

At age 46, I’m going…

This morning I signed up for two courses, knowing that there may be …

And choosing to ignore my own fears of …

Trusting instead that the time is now:

Oliver Sacks, I hope you are right!

9 thoughts on “Splash

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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.

    😀 😀 😀

  3. 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! 🙂

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