I want to go back to school......

Hi ladies I will be 33 next week, have kids, two jobs and I want to go back to community college. I have some credits that I can use toward an engineering degree, also I have an Airframe Mechanic license, need to retake an refreshment coursem, a computer test and a practical in order to be able to get a job as an aviation mechanic(Need Powerplant Licence). The problem is I feel like I am too old to go back to collegeand  have so many responsabilities. I am not happy at all at the jobs that I am doing now. Yes, they pay the bills, I can save some $ and I  have very good benefits, but dont fill fullfilled at all. Do any one have advice to offer? I already have the financial aid application, but not filled yet..... I know if I want to go back to school I will have to make some major changes. I Will love to work fixing airplanes or trains.....

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 5:44 am
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GO FOR IT!!! You are NOT TO OLD!!! My sister is finally finishing her degree in childcare, is married, has six beautiful girls and works full time! My friend Katrina is 41 and graduated valedictorian of her class as a Nurse's aid!!! Yes you will have to make some adjustments in your life, but it will be well worth it in the end doing something you really want to do!


I plan on going back myself and I am 39 and DH wants to go back for a second career and he will be 54 this month. It IS NEVER TOO LATE TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL IF YOU HAVE THE DRIVE AND WILL TO DO SO! I was just thinking about how much I despise my job these days and would love to step outside the box and do something totally different. It's amazing how we do things to get by and pay the bills instead of doing things we love! So get those papers filled out and come back when you are enrolled! I am so loving you right now! YOU BETTER GO GET THAT NEW CAREER!!! 

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 6:11 am
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You are never too old to go back to college!  I went back to school when I was 32 and all I had was a GED. I made the President's List and had a 3.95 GPA when I graduated.  I found the career that held me for over 20 years and now I am TEACHING at that very same college, which I love.  I too, thought I was too "old", but I was surprised at how many older students were in my program, and there are many older students in my classes that I teach today - some even in their 50's.  It is never to late to learn! Financial Aid is also an excellant option - we have a lot of students who rely on it, that is what is is there for.  Reach for your dreams!

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 6:13 am
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thank you girls for the advice, i really needed the support. Really hate the idea of doing something i dont like for the rest of my life....

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 6:27 am
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Go for it! You are never to old to go back to school! And thats awesome to be able to work on trains and airplanes! Woop Whooop!


I just went to my BIL's graduation and they had a lady that graduated at the age of 65! WOOOHOOO! I think its awesome!!!

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 8:57 am
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You are never to old I am one of the oldest brides on here and I am going to school. Remember Never Give-Up Never Surrender!!

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 9:01 am
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Go For It!!!! What do you have to lose? I'm 27 and working on my bachelors. I go to an adult tech school but most of my class mates are 30-60. So please dont think your too old. For whatever reason its so much easier now than when i went to college fresh out of high school. If thats your goal. Go For It!!!!!!

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

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