About making a living - plus thoughts about the Ripple Effect.
So... is your job just something to pay the bills? If you are lucky, your job pays the bills, is interesting enough, and lets you have enough time to pursue things you REALLY want to do, which might not pay much, if anything.
But it can get to a person - the feeling that there is something more out there - something you could do if you just had the knowledge to do it. The question becomes, what makes life worthwhile? Will you say that you really have spent your life doing something valuable? I know I have asked myself this. I wonder, am I helping others, am I doing a job that is important, no matter what it is?
It's hard to say what influence people have in their lives. People who have seen the famous movie "It's a Wonderful Life" may have their eyes opened to the Ripple Effect their lives can have on the people around them.
Sometimes you don't even know what a GREAT effect you have in your life. Some people make their livings pointing this out to people. What they say to people can be, You CAN make a difference.
So... are you going back to school? You can be a nontraditional student anytime. It does not matter how old you are.
Going back to school can show you other ways of living, other ways of making your life have meaning.
Sometimes doing something you love every day will make an even BIGGER ripple out to the lives around you, and to the world.
Because you will care so much more about what you are doing.
Do you need to go back to school to do what you REALLY want to do with your life, and make a bigger ripple? You might. I know I think about it.
More recent postings here:
Nontraditional Students - they are diverse, but they have gumption.
The Nontraditional Student Blog Site of the Day: The ProfEval site
Another Blog Site of the Day: The Mike Grasso Nontraditional Student Site
And, of course, the BEST of luck on your nontraditional student journey!
Related Nontrad links:
The Nontrad site
Join Nontrads on Facebook
Nontrads on Yahoo, and
Nontrads on Twitter
Get connected, nontrads. Here are some of my other blogs and sites: The Nontraditional Student website, The Nontraditional Student Facebook page, The Moon and the Willow Tree (a Betsyanne blog), The Find Scholarships and Grants blog, From the Garden Spot (another Betsyanne blog), and The Teacher Tree website (I will hopefully be working more on this one later this year).
And you can join the Nontraditional Student Mailing List too. It's published every so often.