I adore this short clip on Youtube. In it, Betty Reilly, an 85-year-old woman shares her story of graduating college in her old age. Even though I’m several years younger, it’s extremely encouraging on those days when I’m not all that enamored by the thought of returning to school.
Irrespective of your highest level of education, perhaps you doubt the idea of going back to school now that you’re older. If Betty’s story doesn’t ignite some fire under you, here are three things to keep in mind if you’re unsure about obtaining a formal education, a little later than usual.
The points above are great, but here’s the thing. If you’ve always desired to obtain a degree (or additional degrees) then that’s ALL the motivation you need. You might need to work a little smarter, but being the oldest in a classroom pales in comparison to the feeling you’ll get when you walk across that stage like Betty.