Tips for Older Adults: Online Education
Advice for Older Adults Returning to College
Adults can be successful in returning to school no matter what their age. It may not be easy, but it will certainly be worth it; it can even be fun, as long as you take the necessary steps to ensure success and happiness.
But here's a new priority to add to the list: your education, which will get you a better job, which will allow you to simultaneously take better care of, and spend more time with, your family. This may seem obvious, but it's something that you'll need to remember when the dog needs to be fed, the lawn needs to be mowed or the boss wants you to come in on Saturday. You need to make a real commitment to your education every day, realizing that it just may be the most important thing you could do with your time.
That said, the biggest roadblock to returning to school later in life is getting back into that zone where you have to read, take notes, write papers and study for exams. I know from personal experience that it can be very difficult to sit at the table and study rather than sitting in front of the TV and resting after a long day of work. But as I said, it doesn't have to be a struggle; if you keep your eye on the prize, the school work will be enjoyable.
Make the commitment, take the plunge, remember why you're there, and you're sure to have success in your educational endeavors!