Hello World! I rather like that beginning. Makes it sound as though I’ve been hidden away somewhere for the first 40 years and now it’s time for me to introduce myself. I suppose that’s what this blog is all about. My life after 40. I turned 40 in December of last year and had made the decision that I wanted to go back to school. As most have told me, “you are never too old,” I firmly believe they believe that; however, I’m not so sure I do. I first had to ask myself why I would do such a thing, then it became clear. What else have I got to do for the next 40 years? With 5 children, I know the future is going to hold a lot activities, some I will be excited for and others not so much. I think the last 40 have prepared me for whats to come.
So when I thought about what I wanted to do with the next 40 years, education was amain theme. Although the school part doesn’t really appeal to me, it’s something I need to do. I have always loved the medical field and when I look 10 years down the road, I wanted to be doing something in medicine. Hence the Human Biology major. (OMG what have I got myself into?).
So I started school at Pitzer last month and I’m just getting adjusted to going to class. It’s not the studying, its not the homework, it’s not even the tests…it’s the atmosphere that has me soooo freaked-out! They are children in these classes. I just celebrated my 21st wedding anniversary and holy cow, I think I’ve been married longer than 99% of these students. When I sit and think about it, it makes me feel old, but why don’t I feel old? It’s funny how things have changed in the 22+ years since I graduated from high school. The professors use profanity in class!! Haha…that threw me for a loop. Gawd forbid we ever swore in school. So we had a student come in from the research center the other day and ask us to participate in research that they were doing. She said she was passing a paper around the room and wanted students from ages 18 – 35 to sign-up to be researched. Dammit if I didn’t have to let that paper pass me by! Sucks getting old!
So my travels begin through the halls of higher education….I can only hope I believe enough in myself to finally get it done.