Anyone who stops learning is old,
whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
There are plenty of reasons to continue schooling. To get an advanced degree. To get an additional certification. Just because it’s fun. There can also be reasons why schooling isn’t the right choice at the moment. You have other obligations outside of work like children or elder care. But DON’T EVER let the reason why you’re not going back to school be because you are too old. You are never too old to return to school.
You are never too old to learn a new career. One of my friends and one my nieces went back to school to study nursing. They were in their 50’s. There are plenty of documented instances where people in their 80’s and 90’s went back to college and got degrees. Why not you? And now there are so many ways in which to go back to school, including online versions. There is a schooling opportunity that is perfect for your needs no matter what you want to study.
Look at Amelia. She returned to school after ten years as a Travel Agent and she’s doing it while she has two young children. What’s holding you back from beginning again?
If you’re curious about what it’s like returning to school when you’re older, here’s an article from Michelle Willens, What It’s Like To Be A Middle-Aged College Student.