I ordered a transcript of my University points the other week,
mostly because of curiosity. It is 13 years since I went to University,
and I spent my time there hopping back and fourth between subjects,
ending up with nothing except a lot of disconnected Uni points.
But what I learned from the transcript, and a lot of googling around,
is that I am possibly only one short class and one paper away from a degree.
The idea still sounds strange to me, but since education is free in Sweden,
I guess I might be going back to school in September...
Things have changed alot since I was last enrolled at University.
Back then there weren't anywhere near as many, and as diverse,
courses to choose from. Looking through even just the ones open
to late admission I am still spoiled for choice, and I have applied to
5 different courses, outside of the one I need to get my bachelor's.
Of course, I still have no idea what to do with an English degree
- read more books? go on to get a Master's? I also have to decide
if I want my degree in literature or in linguistics. That's where
I left off last time, knowing I have more of a "linguistics" mind
but being bored to tears with it already...
I would love to hear from others out there who went back to school
in their 30's or 40's. Why did you/what made you decide?
Did you change fields or build on existing points?
What did you do before, and what are you doing/hoping to do now?