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Study Maybe — a Decade (or two) Later

06 Sep

Guess who is going back to college after what feels like FOREVER? Yep – me! Today is my first class and I’m so GEEKED – I’ve already read all the books.  So what if the books were mostly picture books – for Children’s Lit & Drama – but hey – I’m beyond excited, okay? 🙂

Why am I going back NOW, especially when tuition is so expensive and I have two high schoolers who will be in college soon?  Why torture myself with late night studying and homework, projects and all that that entails? Two good reasons: I received a grant and I’m not paying a dime – even for books! Can you believe that? How can I pass that up? Secondly – I love learning and bettering myself — keep my mind active and all that.  I’ll have a teaching degree, so that’s cool.  Did I mention, it’s a FULL RIDE? 🙂

Butterflies in my stomach? Maybe a couple, but mostly I can’t wait!  I know there have been a ton of changes since I went to college.  Obviously – technology will make things easier – like studying apps – flashcards and such.

Before I go get ready, I HAVE to watch Dodson Study Maybe – a hilarious video by a dedicated and amazing staff.  LOVE IT!

I’d love to hear from anyone else who went back to college after so many years.  What was your experience?  What were your challenges and how did you overcome them?  Any tips are welcome!!

~~ Maggie

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4 Comments

Posted by on September 6, 2012 in education, Teaching, technology

 

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4 responses to “Study Maybe — a Decade (or two) Later

  1. Michelle Isenhoff

    September 6, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    Awesome! Awesome, awesome, awesome, Maggie!!!!! (Children’s lit was my absolute favorite class ever. Imagine that!)

     
  2. Maggie Wunderlich

    September 7, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Thanks Michelle. What an interesting class so far!

     
  3. foodrefashionista

    September 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    It’s never to late to go to school. I finished my M.A. when I was 56 and my Ph.D. when I was 62. I absolutely loved being in school because I love learning–just like you. 🙂

     
    • Maggie Wunderlich

      September 21, 2012 at 10:26 PM

      Thanks for the encouragement! So far, I’m absolutely loving it.

       

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