The first step…

… is damn difficult and damn scary, but it’s crucial.

Hello everyone, and thanks for taking the time to check out my site.  I hope it helps you find some encouragement, motivation, or whatever inspiring emotions you need to feel if you’re contemplating the climb of Mt. Going Back to School as an Adult.  My goal in creating this blog is to journal my experiences and to provide resources and suggestions for those of you in the same boat.  It’d also be lovely to get a little bit of love and support from my readers.  What can I say?  I’m kind of needy like that.

The first step in the journey of becoming an adult student (I think I’ll call us “non-tradies” from now on) is making the decision, and buying into the decision, to go back to school.  You’ll be asking yourself questions like:

  • What exactly do I want to accomplish from going back to school?
  • How long will it take me to get my certification/degree?
  • Who in my life will support me while I do this? (This can be in the context of emotional, mental, financial, or other support).
  • What changes will I need to make and when can I make those changes?

I’m sure there will be more things to consider than what I’ve listed.  Seeing as college is a major decision, I’m in full support of taking all the time you need to ask yourself questions and to get the answers to those questions.  This will be something that will occur regularly throughout the process.

Once you’ve taken the time to seriously meditate on your choice, stand up, and confidently affirmed “I am going back to school,” it’s time to (literally) put your money where your mouth is and start planning for one helluva trip.

Until next time, kids!