08/20/13 - 11:28am
At 50, I’m not considered a traditional student in the usual sense of the term. My years between 18 and 24 were not filled with thoughts of colleges or degrees, but about getting the best paying job I could to help my family. I was “getting by” but never able to really “get ahead.” I was held back often for lack of a degree. First it was that coveted high school degree, which I got a little later than most, now it’s a bachelors degree, but that will be awarded to me this spring.