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I Returned To College Late In Life

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    Not The Easiest Thing

    After 21 years in the military, I wondered what to do with the rest of my life. A lot of soul searching and it occurred to me that I might like to teach. I was an avid reader so the tought started to become clearer that college teaching might be the way to go. The MA wasn't bad...
    Fogarty Fogarty 51-55, M Mar 20, 2011

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    33 Years!

    Yes, 33 years after I graduated high school, I returned to college. Actually, I *should* say I went to college for the first time. I took the option of going to school, after having been laid off for the fifth time in ten years, inluding from a company I had worked for for...
    gillianmcg gillianmcg 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    I'm A Late Bloomer...

    I did well at school, but never had the opportunity to study once I left school. I had to get married, and then the kids just used up all the energy and resources that was available. When I was 34 I started studying part- time for my Diploma. I finished that now I am upgrading...
    Grieta Grieta 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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