Hard times, yes... but exciting times too.
Just think about it. Just a generation or two ago, most people were hard put to figure out how they were going to go back to school. Most people just gave up their dreams. Some fought for them, and worked their way to the top of whatever dream they had. Others (including many women) gave up their chances in order to help somebody else in the family get that diploma or degree. Or they just did what they had to do. Period.
Now things have opened up in a good way in the last 20 years or so. People now have some choices they never had before. Choices to go back to school, to go to school for the first time, to change their minds about their lives, and to honor their families by being the first to go to college or trade school.
Age need not be a barrier to a dream today. More and more older, nontraditional students are deciding to try something else out. Some are taking teaching training, others are completing high school online, receiving a GED that will help them get a long-awaited raise. Many are raising families, working, AND going back to school online or in person.
I believe that it is an exciting time today. Yes, it IS a hard time for many, but it is also a time of opportunity. It is the time for everyone to ask, am I doing what I want to do with the rest of my life? Maybe now is the time you can change your course, and make fundamental changes in your life that could mean greater happiness for you and the ones you love.
Think about it. Really.
Some of my links!
The Nontrad site and blog
The Betsyanne page and blog
My Squidoo Pages and referral