For many students of all ages, today marks the start of a new school year. Back to the classroom. Back to the books. I vividly recall my return to graduate school as an adult-learner. Excited. Scared. Anxious. Eager. Energized. Freaked out!
Could I do it? Would I make it? Could I write well enough? Could I keep up? What about testing? Maybe essays? I love essays! Did I have enough smarts? After all, the consulting psychologist advised me that I wasn’t graduate school material. Doubts. More questions. What about running my fledgling business? And when would I ever get to see my husband and little girl? Sleep? Did I need any? Plus, was it really worth the $25,000 to get that Master’s?
Walking into the classroom for the first time — front row, middle section, or back of the room — is a big deal whether you’re 5, 35, or 55. Choices. Consequences. Maybe today is your first day back at school? Maybe you’re starting a degree or finishing one? Or pursuing that MBA? Or maybe you’re a job seeker retraining for a new line of work?
Here I am, some 20 years later writing this blog post, thinking about my son, in particular, this day; today is his first day of school as a OneL. Wonder how it will go for him? Learning. Such a powerful thing; such an amazing gift is this eight-letter word called…
Acquisition of education
Now and for a lifetime of
Gaining, giving, growing.
Here’s to a great school year and to a passion for lifelong learning!
By Billie Sucher and courtesy of CareerHub.com. The Career Hub blog connects job seekers with experts in career counseling, resume writing, personal branding and recruiting.