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    Beauty Everywhere snowy's Avatar
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    Going back to school!

    I have finally made up my mind to finish my degree Its just about time.

    I hate to have MORE student loans but I need to do this.

    Anyone else go back to school after taking a long break??
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    No.

    What degree are you pursuing?

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    Not completely sure yet. I have my associates in Criminal Justice and a Paralegal Certificate. I may finish it in Communications or Psychology???
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    i should go back as well. i have a BA degree in a field that i'm not working in. and i want to change my field completely. plus, i'm getting restless and not feeling like i'm doing all that i could be doing.

    i was reading an article a while back about how people are scared to go back to school. the main reasons are they don't think they have time, it's too expensive, they'll have to cut back at work or go part time, etc. then they pointed out that people will likely be working well into their 60's and possibly 70's!! for me, that represents another 30 or so years of working!!! so, yeah, taking that point of view - there is more than enough time.

    but still, i procrastinate.

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    Good luck going back.

    When do you think you'll start? Will you have to move?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol
    Good luck going back.

    When do you think you'll start? Will you have to move?
    I'm looking into it right now. Hoping to start soon. Maybe fall?? No I won't have to move.

    Thanks
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    Yay for edumukashun! Go get your learn on!
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    Good luck snowy. I took a two year break before grad school, but that's not quite the same as a long break.
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    That's a great idea Snowy, and it won't take as long as you think! You have so many great options in your area for schools. These days you can get so much credit for all of your work experience and job training. Go girl!
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    My wife did after about 8 years to get her masters. It was worth it. I think next is her doctorate......

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    Since my wife finished her second degree, the heat has been on me to go back. Why don't we have a FOO "Back to School" support group?

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    My mom got her Masters after retiring. I went back at 25 to get my paper, and am considering another degree, or two if possible in the future. Go for it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike
    Since my wife finished her second degree, the heat has been on me to go back. Why don't we have a FOO "Back to School" support group?
    Sounds like a plan to me, I'm going to need all the support I can get. EVEN MONEY SUPPORT!!
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    Might I suggest UMaine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    Sounds like a plan to me, I'm going to need all the support I can get. EVEN MONEY SUPPORT!!
    We could have a "Send Snowy to School" charity ride.

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    Working on my Master's in CS, focus in Software Engineering here. Thought I went straight from my undergrad to grad work. If everything goes well I should finish after the Summer semester. Else I may have a class in the fall.

    Good luck Snowy, stay focused and you'll do fine. That's been my biggest problem, is that whole focus on school thing.

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    Thanks everyone!!! I'm scared but I know I need to do this. My grandmother wants me to go onto Law School afterwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    Thanks everyone!!! I'm scared but I know I need to do this. My grandmother wants me to go onto Law School afterwards.
    No need to be scared, I know you can do it!
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Yep, I took 19 years off. Graduated from College, floated for a little while before starting training with the Navy and 20 years later graduated from the Naval War College with my Master's. Then right back to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    Thanks everyone!!! I'm scared but I know I need to do this. My grandmother wants me to go onto Law School afterwards.
    is that something YOU want to do? i'm sure your grandmother means well, but this is your life.

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    I have always wanted to go to law school since I was alittle girl. Just never thought I could afford it.
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    alrighty then - just checking!

    if i had listened to my grandmother i'd be married with a couple of children already.

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    Another lawyer..........

    Just kidding................I wish you the best. I wish I had opted at times to continue my architecture schooling. I made a choice and now I live with it. Don't get me wrong. I make decent money. My first love was architecture and even more so than the girls. I believe all happens for some reason, and now I put bad people in prison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msheron
    Another lawyer..........

    Just kidding................I wish you the best. I wish I had opted at times to continue my architecture schooling. I made a choice and now I live with it. Don't get me wrong. I make decent money. My first love was architecture and even more so than the girls. I believe all happens for some reason, and now I put bad people in prison.
    Your an lawyer too??

    What type of work??

    I'm not completely sure its what I'm going to do but I will definitely think about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    Your an lawyer too??

    What type of work??

    I'm not completely sure its what I'm going to do but I will definitely think about it
    No..........I am a special agent with the dept. of justice putting very bad people away hopefully some for the rest of their lives in prison.
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