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Are You Ever Too Old to Go Back to School?

Jul 16, 2008
Have you flirted with the idea of returning to school, finishing school, or entering college for the first time, but felt discouraged because of your age? School isn't just for the young, it is also for the young at heart! Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and go back to school. Education goes a long way these days. If you are interested in growth, development, and empowerment, head back to school. You owe it to yourself and it could mean a major difference in your future.

College is not just for recent high school grads or the twenty-something crowd. College is for anyone interested in higher education, self improvement, personal development, and self empowerment.

No person is ever too old to return to school. Going back to school may require a few sacrifices that may push you outside your comfort zone, however, doing so could turn out to be the most beneficial decisions you have ever made.

The world's oldest college graduate, Nola Ochs, graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2007. She was 95 years old when she graduated with a degree in General Studies!

The second oldest college graduate in the world is Mozelle Richardson. She received a degree in journalism at the age of 95 years from the University of Oklahoma in 2004.

If these mature women can successfully return and matriculate through college, then you can too. Be inspired by there accomplishments and know that with some hard work and dedication, you can do the same thing no matter if you're forty or ninety-four. Rather than believing that you're too old to go back to school, believe that you can do anything you set your mind to do. Rather than considering how returning to school can't be done, consider how it can be done.

Going back to school is an opportunity to:

1. Make more money.

2. Earn more money.

3. Career advancement.

4. Learn new skills.

5. Come upon new career opportunities.

6. Change Careers.

7. Expand your personal and professional network.

8. Achieve educational goals.

9. Achieve educational goals.

10. Demonstrate the importance of education to your children/grandchildren.

Living life abundantly means committing to life long learning; with knowledge comes growth.

There are many programs and scholarships for non traditional students. For example, the AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program offer opportunities for eligible women. For more information visit: http://www.aarpfoundationwlc.org
About the Author
M. Taylor is a Living Life Abundantly Motivator and Mentor. Living life abundantly is a continuous process of training and transforming our minds to achieve optimal living. For more information visit www.LivingLifeAbundantly.com
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