Write An Essay About The Benefits Of Returning To School After 50

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Returning to School After 50 Barbara Henson English 121 Lindsey Ludvigsen September 23, 2012 Returning to School After 50 Although returning to school after 50 poses its’ own unique set of problems, I feel that the benefits far outweigh the risk. Most people have settled into their lives by that age and if they were going to attend college, they most likely have already. Changing a career after age fifty is somewhat unusual but in this day and age, more and more people are doing so. The economy in the United States has taken a downturn in the last few years and with it, jobs have been lost due to companies downsizing. If a person is over fifty when that happens, it can either destroy their life or cause one to re-evaluate what they want in the future and how they can get it. I fit into the latter category. At the beginning of 2012, I was laid off from a job that I had been doing for many years. The company that I worked for saw a downturn in profit and decided to completely re-vamp the company. My job…show more content…
In order to obtain my degree in social work, there are some immediate changes that I’ll need to institute in my life. The first and foremost change that will have to be made is making enough time in my schedule to complete my schoolwork and maintain an “A” average throughout. I don’t feel that it’s enough to just get a degree no matter what grade you graduate with. It is important to my self-esteem that I graduate with honors and to know that I did my best. I am not going back to college just to get that illusive degree. Instead, I am attending college to enrich my life and to learn as much as I can during this time. I believe that with knowledge, anything is possible and receiving a degree with honors will only serve to help me in my chosen field of social work. This is not going to be an easy task especially at age fifty, and there will be many obstacles to get through, but when I obtain that degree I think it will all be worth

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