I'm not yet forty but I think starting over is so awesome and courageous at any age :) you should probably go back to school then :)
Well I'm 40 and divorced , I want to go back to school but I feel too old. i want to get a better job and be proud of myself but I'm afraid I'll get sick or something entering my 40s?
am currently teaching a 47 white collar engineer how to skateboard during lunch. Recently he popped his first ollie. His dream is to one day unsuspectingly pop a trey flip in front of his little boy and his friends.
Well in case you don't know what a trey flip is.
Seems crazy right? But hey, there are people out there doing ridiculous thing. A 40 year old person going to school is nothing.
It's never too late to start anything.
THIS GUY IS 60!!
Seriously? 40's are still very young. But normally, older students do great in college since they're more motivated to be there in the first place. Don't let your age deter you from bettering yourself .. Ever.
I went back to college in the mid 90s to take some psychology classes to help myself
Well, if you don't go back to school, you can repost this question in 10 years and the only change you will have to make is to update your age to 50.
No change, no difference---except that you will be older.
For those of us (read: "all of us") change is a law of our being. Everybody is capable of changing if they choose to do so.
It takes two people to get married. It only takes one of them to cause a divorce. (No need to feel like a failure.)
Mature students tend to be more focused and motivated than younger ones and can accomplish more in less time.
You can do it.
I got my BS Certificate in Paralegal at 45 years old and can tell you that most Colleges and Universities have an easier grading system for us over 30, 40, etc as we have lost our study habits and usually have other responsibilities so the schools go easier on us than younger students and age is what it is and billions have gone thru it before you and will afterwards but we make the most of it and chase dreams we didn't accomplish yet and I know you can do it if you just believe in yourself. Good luck and just do it
I get it. I really do. Change is hard.
Instead of getting overwhelmed, start small. Take one class. I went back to college in my mid-30s. There were many classmates older than I was. I had one who was in her 60s.
You can do this. Besides as scary as this is, think how scary it will be to be stuck where you are at now. To quote the Nike ad...Just do it!