Will I Go Back to School?

I’ve always wanted to become an elementary teacher. However, after high school, I didn’t really want to go to college. I took a few classes, but wasn’t into it. I wanted to get married and have kids. Thankfully, that did not happen. I wasn’t as ready as I thought I was.

Then I decided I would be a nurse. I was dating my husband at the time and he was a firefighter/paramedic. I thought it would be cool to be in the medical field with him. So I went back to the community college and took some more classes. Man,  I did not like the science class or the math classes. So not my thing. So I stopped and went to work full time and starting raising his family and forgot about it again.

Fast forward ten years, when my son was 2 and I wanted to start taking some classes. I looked into financial aid and thought about quitting my job and take classes full time. I did take a “class in a box” which was basically watching DVDs and taking a few tests. That was easy.  Then my step son passed away and so did my drive for school.

So – eight years later, we are moving and starting anew in a new place and I do not have to go back to work right away!! Yeah!! So…. will I go back to school? There are some colleges on line. I feel too old to go back, I mean I am almost forty! lol But seriously…. maybe, we’ll see. I would want to study education or computers, not sure.



Has anyone gone back after 40? Am I nuts?






I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. I think it is a wonderful idea!

  2. I dont think your nuts at all. School is great and as kids we dont realize how much we need it.

    I think it’s a great idea and you should definitely look into it.

  3. Aletha Scott says:

    I work at a sort of a community college and have seen many people go to college after 40. It’s great, but my advise is to finish a degree as quick as you can don’t drag it out for years!

  4. I think you should do what your heart really desires, regardless of your age!

  5. Go for it, I almost went back to school after the age of 40 but decided against it. It was not where my passion was.. 🙂

  6. You’re not nuts! I would love to go back to school.

  7. If it feels right – do it!! You’re never too old to learn 🙂

  8. Don’t forget…..your very amazing sister-in-law became a college freshman at the age of 40, and did quite well, I might add. 🙂 I think it is a great idea, and I fully support you in your efforts.

  9. Go for it. Nothing worthwhile is easy!

  10. I would luv to go back to school. And I think anyone who has the opportunity to should. Knowledge is something everyone should never quit gaining.

  11. I think you can do whatever your heart desires.

  12. You should go for it! I was considering the same and I am 39. =)

  13. It’s never too late 🙂

  14. You are not too old! Do what your heart says! I am a teacher:)

  15. I am seriously considering going next year. So no I don’t think you are nuts at all.

  16. I think it’s a great idea too!

  17. If you have a dream you should follow it.

  18. OMG – 40 is YOUNG!

  19. I think it sounds like a great idea.

  20. You can do it….never too late!

  21. I think about that sometimes too, but it’s definitely not too late!

  22. I’m closer to 50, and already have a B.S. degree, so going back now just makes me… queasy. lol. But so many people go back to school in their 40s,50s, and older. I say go for it, if it’s what you want!