(Closed) Any other Bees late bloomers (school-wise) long….

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@BushelAndAPeck:  I’m not a late bloomer academically, but I know a ton of people who are, and it usually works out really well. My mom started out as a kindergarten teacher, quit her job to be a Stay-At-Home Mom for my brother and I and then re-entered the workforce as an entry level claims payer for a large insurance company when she was about 35 years old. She worked her way up through the ranks and eventually got her Master’s degree after I graduated from college, and she’s now an executive with the same insurance company. Getting a late start didn’t hurt her at all! My dad also finished his Bachelor’s degree after I was done with college – it was tough for him to balance school and work, but he did it – and was so happy that he did!

My Fiance just started college this semester, too, at age 36. He only has a high school diploma and jobs are hard to come by without a college degree, so he decided he would become a paralegal. We’ll probably TTC while he’s in his second year of school, so there’s a definite possibility that he’ll be a new dad and a full time student at the same time. I know it’ll be tough, but it’s going to be so worth it when he graduates with a skill that can get him a good-paying job! Just remember that it’s a temporary hardship with really wonderful rewards at the end. 

Post # 4
2961 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am a college instructor. My non-traditional students (defined as being out of HS for more than 3 years) ALWAYS do well UNLESS they are over-extended – like the ones who try to work full-time while attending school full-time and have small kids. With adequate support at home and with a firm eye on your goals – you will do very well. I did not go back to college until I was 27 years old and graduated with a 3.96GPA!

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