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User Topic: My New Beginning is official
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Default  Posted: 10:57 PM, December 16th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So, I knew as soon as I filed for D that I would be heading back to school. I have a liberal arts degree which is no good for actually finding employment. So, I'm looking to go into the medical field. I just signed up for my first class in the Spring. I'm so nervous about going back to school. It's been about 14 years since I graduated with my first degree! I'm starting out slow, but still nervous about juggling it all.

BW - Me (40)
XWH -The Gnat
"Engaged" to OW, but the wedding appears to be indefinitely postponed.
M for 8 years, together for 10
1 DD (8), 1 DS (3)
Dday 3/13
Happily Divorced 9/20/13

Posts: 1270 | Registered: Mar 2013 | From: AZ
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Default  Posted: 12:25 AM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Congrats and good for you!!!!!

Someone I once loved gave me/ a box full of darkness/ It took me years to understand/ That this, too, was a gift. - Mary Oliver

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Default  Posted: 6:41 AM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I went back to school too…it is different than the "first go 'round", but I've found I am a much better student!

You can do it!

me...BS, 46 years old.

Posts: 4738 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: South
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Default  Posted: 6:55 AM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Good for you. I too went back to school in my late 30's. it was much more enjoyable. Great way to move foreward. Best of luck.

ME 47
WW 52
DDay 6/13/12
Separated 3/13 and NC for my own sanity.
Married 17 years, together 27 yrs.

Posts: 339 | Registered: Dec 2012 | From: NY
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Default  Posted: 7:03 AM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You can do this!! It really is different after you have had some real life experience. I went back to school at 52. It has been wonderful.

Good for you!

There is a wonderful life on the other side of hell.
After litigation, lawyers and courtrooms, I went back to school and recieved my Masters in Conflict Resolution. Now a Mediator helping people avoid what I went through!

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Default  Posted: 7:38 AM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Go you!

You can call me NIK

And never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
― Sarah McMane

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Default  Posted: 11:00 AM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I took a 'semester off' from pursuing my Bachelor's when my second child was born... 13 years later I finished it, at the age of 40.

Now I am six classes away from getting my MBA with Accounting concentration.

I know from personal experience that going back after so long can be a scary thing. But it's AWESOME you're taking that leap!! And you'll do great!!! Just believe in YOU honey!!

Me: BS(45)Him: EX, aka "The Dink"(52). D-Day#1 12/22/11. D-Day#2 5/23/13. Divorced 1/10/14.

New chapter of my life- married 11/13/15 to the man I'd thought I would never find.

Throw me to the wolves and I'll return leading the pack.

Posts: 443 | Registered: Apr 2012 | From: North Texas
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Default  Posted: 11:08 AM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Best advice I got when I went back was NOT to compare yourself/grade/study habits with what you did last go-round.

In many case, you did not have the same challenges and stressors as today (divorce, kids, etc).

He told us not to focus on being the best....but focus on being the best you can be at this point of your life.

Don't get me wrong - I did not take it as an excust to be lax. I still went through my D, took accelerated program, running my house single, FT job, battling the stalker ex and raising 2 kids and stayed on the Dean's List the entire time. BUT when I was freakin' over stuff.....I remembered what he said and cut myself some slack.

Good luck!!!

[This message edited by EvenKeel at 11:09 AM, December 17th (Tuesday)]

I am always disappointed when a liar's pants actually do not catch on fire.

Posts: 5191 | Registered: May 2009 | From: In a region where 'yinz' is really a word
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Default  Posted: 11:13 AM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Congrats!!! That's wonderful!

I'm done here; sick of 2 x 4s

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Default  Posted: 11:25 AM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Wooo hooo!
Calls for a celebration. I'm bringing some wine and champagne to the party!
That's what I call starting off the New Year RIGHT!!!

"Bitch please a good man can't be stolen." ROFLMAO - SBB
D: 7/2/2014

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