- The concept of school was more appealing from a distance.
- Nobody knows (and/or cares) how old you are.
- Studying is painful, honed skill. It also has the word ‘dying’ in it.
- Friend-making is harder now that you’re older and discriminant.
- You’ll wonder if some classes should have really been called: Autodidacticism 101.
- There will be days you also wonder if you’re the only one in the library.
- No matter what, working towards a new goal beats the dead-end job blues.
18 thoughts on “7 Things I Learned from going back to School (At 26)”
I cosign that to the fullest!
That was the fastest co-signer ever! I’m going to keep that in mind when I need a loan. 🙂
Hopefully I’ll be doing that next year and I’m not looking forward to all those thoughts you’ve shared. The last point makes me feel better about it though.
I hope that you do reach that goal your aiming for…just be very very very sure you’re ready for that commitment or that it’s even absolutely necessary.
And you’re still young and able to reveal such truth. Imagine myself returning to finish a Bachelor’s Degree which I should’ve obtained back in the 90s. I co-swign every sentiment expressed.
I’m back in school while balancing my regularly scheduled life (ie: full-time job, etc.). I can totally agree with everything you’re saying. I’m in my last year of classes before my dissertation and I want to say that it gets better, but I’m not there yet. So I’ll just say that I hope it gets better…for both of us!
Glad to know I’m not alone! Thanks for chiming in…the holidays do make it bearable, I must say. Now to get off holiday mode!
I never saw that. You really opened my eyes,lol
I really want to go graduate school, but I know what you just wrote is oh so true. It is on my to-do list!
Grad school- sounds better on paper.
As a teacher I’ll pretty much spend the rest of my life in school. So come on please, a little positivity 🙂 Is it really that bad on the student side? ,-)
Being a student is awesome, especially when you meet that awesome teacher you know you’ll never forget.
Seeing as how the past semester has concluded, I just had to revisit this post. It makes me laugh and reflect upon how going back was everything I figured it would be, both good and bad. Lol.
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