What's the difference between a "traditional" and a "non-traditional" college student?
Bunions.I'm joking. Kind of.
When I'm nervous, I tend to hide behind humor.
Today I start back to college for the first time in over 20 years.
I have taken several different types of classes and attended writers' conferences over the years, but I never actually obtained a degree.
Today I take the first step towards that goal. Because I can.
I'm nervous because what if I spend the next five years working towards it and I end up taking care of parents or grandkids? What if I end up landing the perfect-for-me job at a newspaper and I end up not even needing that degree? What if the book(s) I write take off and I end up traveling and speaking?
I've finally come up with the answers to those questions: I will be a caretaker/reporter/author/speaker/traveler with a degree.
Today I'm taking that first step.
I've got my back-to-school outfit all picked out....
It's a good thing that my first class is online. The other college kids might make fun of my jammies.
And my designed-for-comfort footwear.
Because, you know, I am a non-traditional student. Proof is right there on my left foot.