Why Non-Traditional Students Attend College
- The economy (layoffs, lack of advancement opportunity)
- To improve career prospects or increase earnings potential
- Military benefits make college affordable now
- Loss of a spouse or divorce (major life change)
- Children leaving the nest (free up the career mom)
- Mid-Life Crises (sudden desire to find one's true calling)
- Aging out of the traditional job market
- Spouse/partner or other close family member encourages them
- Timing is finally right after years of yearning and planning
- Career change necessitates an additional degree
Tomorrow: "Unique benefits for non-traditional students."
E.T. News to Note (Me - not the Extra-Terrestrial)
It's been another productive week thus far, and here’s a project update. First, I picked up my copy of the script for The Way Home; it's an awesome read. I look forward to rehearsals.
Today, I fearfully approached a challenge I put off far too long. I (finally) attempted to contact a retired professor I was referred to for source material for the Star Trek project. (Why was I afraid to call this person? I honestly can't explain.) The result was more amazing. Not only is Dr. Lorrah available and willing to be interviewed, she has published three successful Star Trek novels of her own. I never dreamed I would find an original source for my offbeat subject right here in Murray. Things continue to fall into place.
By now, you know I strive to make these posts upbeat and inspirational as often as possible. I can't deny that my life as a struggling (unemployed) older college student does have its drawbacks, but for the most part, I have to day again that as long as I (we) remain focused and positive, there is more to be thankful for than not. These are good places to be - Kentucky, Murray, MSU, my own skin.
May you count the blessings today, too.