Education: Not Just For the Young

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I've studied history, criminology, photography, psychology, anthropology, and journalism. I loved all of them. You wouldn't think that could ever be a problem, but it is. My indecisiveness led to flip-flopping, spontaneous major-changing, and a lack of a BA, any BA.
But when I sat down to ask myself, "What do I want to do with my life?" the answer became crystal clear.

I've struggled with self-esteem issues my entire life (and still do), so I immediately reached the decision that what I wanted was to help others feel better about themselves. I want to help women -- and men -- look in the mirror and say, "Wow, I look great!"
Which is what led me to deciding to study cosmetology. I haven't started yet, but it's a field I've always been drawn to and one I know I'll truly enjoy in spite of how much work it is. I'm thirty-three years old, and I haven't started yet.

But I will. It's never too late to decide who you want to be. 

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  1. I did not achieve my degree as well, but I learn something new every day (or close to it) sometimes life experience is a stronger asset than book-learning.

    Mary
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    1. Definitely! Some of the most important lessons I ever learned didn't come from any book.

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  2. It is very hard to truly admit what makes us happy when we are forced to tow the line of someone elses' expectation. We are often called 'selfish' and 'wayward'. I commend you for not only identifying your peace-keeper, but also pursuing it!

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    1. I've heard those adjectives before. "Indecisive" and "lazy," too. Thank you!

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  3. Having seen the potential in you in a variety of contexts I am confident you will find yourself as a finder, and do an exceptional job of it. Life brings many changes, and I know of few who are as competent in dealing with anything as you. Marco

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    1. Thank you so much. Your words couldn't have come at a better time. I've always considered you one of my greatest inspirations, so I'll take them to heart.

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  4. It is definitely never too late. Go for it! I didn't become a full-time freelance writer until I was 43...and life is good!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement! I'm glad things worked out well for you.

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  5. Every post I read I love more - I feel your pain, I changed from culinary, to spanish ed, to teaching, to accounting... accounting finally stuck! =)

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    1. Awww, thank you! Haha, yeah, sometimes it's just so hard to choose!

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