I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in the same year that I turned forty. For two-thirds of the time, I was a full-fledged adult and full-time student working a full-time job. There were nights where I prayed and I cried.
It was hard work squared; writing papers during my lunch break, using sick days to finish my paper (some of which was brought on by procrastination) - and then struggling through the real sick days. And my social life? Sad-face emoji. I know I’m not making this sound very appealing, but I’m talking about this because someone out there is about to take this journey and I want to share a little of what to expect so you don’t about-face and forward march back to the Bursar’s Office for a refund. There were many bright days, but it was quite a crazy, beautiful journey.
Navigating College as an Adult Learner…
- If you are going to a traditional community college or four-year school, some of your classmates are going to be young enough to be your children. They will ignore you. But the smart ones will appreciate your wisdom. Or they’ll ignore you, too.
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