Back to College at 52.
Hello Everyone! Myself Sarah Whyte. I am 56 years old, and a college student. I am doing my graduation. I know it sounds little unpleasant... about going back to school, especially knowing I would be older than my classmates and likely even older than my instructors. People even asked me...Why back to college at this age, what's the need...stay at home and enjoy with your children? Well the answer is...My need is Education...Knowledge... Never Too Late!
Back to School... I was at my K-12 level when I got married (Happily married), I wanted to continue my studies but cause of some circumstances I could not and later on the responsibility towards my house and children hold me back. I have no regrets!! Only thing is that the flame of urge for education was still lightening inside me...I couldn't get rid of it. One day while my grandson was searching something on the internet (Some kind of solution for computer programming), I asked him "What are you upto?" He said some program name I don't actually remember. I said than why don't you take your teacher's help instead of wasting time on your computer.. He said Grandma... I am talking to my teacher only, it's called online tutoring. It saves time and anyone can use it anywhere. At that time a thought hit my mind, I own a home, live a relax life and can meet the expense to support myself...but I'm dead beat of doing what I do. I'd like to take up a completely diverse field, start over and do it right this time by getting a degree. I feel I can't wobble this off as a 'midlife crisis' any longer...I feel I require to make this a reality I am independent... I should be able to do this. I don't even know what I would study but my mind races with various thoughts...spiritually thinking how can I do this? I keep telling myself, other people do this, then why can't I...I need some direction, There he is..."My first guider" My Grandson, Angus, He helped me to get admission in one of the reputed colleges and believe it or not, there are quite a few older students...some older than I am, even!! i am proud of myself for doing this. You just have to continue going and put yourself out there to other people since you'll never know what comes back to you when you do. When you get older, you kind of drop some of your memory and mind, but going back to college really proved to me that you're never too old to learn...
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. Henry Ford
The burden of assignments, book references, going here going there for collecting information...were just pissing me off (as I wasn't use to it from along-long time). One of my classmates recommends me to take online help. She said, online we get solution to each and every problem. Hence after getting home from my college I sat comfortably and started working on online assistance. I researched and came to a site named TutorsGlobe where I find solutions to all my queries. One can say Entire help under one roof. Online tutoring, assignment help, textbook solutions, course help. What really got me through the site was:
- Remarkable advisors and professors (all highly qualified and experienced that came to this very special program)
- Excitement over the curriculum and projects that was fascinating (although not my unique intent).
- Affordable prices (No regrets after paying ...Really Worthy)
Where there is a will there is Definately a Way....
I thought of giving it a try, I asked for a paper regarding my assignment (recently given by my English teacher). What should I say??? The work was fantastic.. Teacher was so glad with my work, that she praises me in front of the entire class and asked other students to take help from me. (That was so honoring for me...I was pleased...even Blushing...Proudly). Thank you TutorsGlobe.
The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one...
Finally I am in my last semester, all I want to say is it is never too late to generate a life you love. You must be prepared to hear, "How old will you be when you end?" a number of times. I learned to answer this one with a joke, "The same age I'll be if I don't end!"
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter... Mark Twain