I have always wanted to go to college. I’m sure many of you know how that story goes...first, you don’t think you can afford it. Then you get a job and think you don’t have the time. Then you get married and, again, you don’t think you have the time. And then you have children and now you don’t have the time AND you don’t think you can afford it...so the list goes on and on. Or should I say the excuses go on and on?
A few years back I received a mailer from Wayne County Community College, or as it is referred to now WC3, which said “Seniors” can go to college for free. I immediately contacted them to find out their definition of senior because no matter where you go the definition of “senior” is different. Some places consider a senior to be 60, some 62, and others 65. Now, just so I don’t lead some of you astray, it is not completely free, you have to pay for your books and if you use a lab you pay for that too. But you get to sit in on classes for free.
Now, I find myself in the position of $hit or get off the pot. So I’m going to make the leap. I’m going to call and set up an appointment and find out what it is all about. This is all very intimidating since I haven’t gone to “school” in 44 years.
However, in my defense, I haven’t been stagnant in those 44 years. I’ve taken and passed the following classes: Certified Medical Transcriptionist, State of Michigan Realtor, H&R Block Income Tax Preparation, Powerful Communication Skills for Women, Dale Carnegie - Effective Speaking & Human Relations, and Fundamentals of Finance for Executive Secretaries.
So wish me luck and say a prayer, I think I’m about to become a student again.
And so the journey begins...