Has anyone ever told you that they are too old to go back to school and pursue continuing education? If so, you can tell
them that they are full of baloney! A 93 year-young woman was recently in the news for finally graduating from college. She
never gave up on her dream of continuing education and eventually succeeded in her goal, even though it took almost eighty
years to do it.
When interviewed by the media, she said that she was even thinking about going to graduate school (at 94 years old!) to
earn her Master’s Degree in education. If that is not motivational to you, nothing is.
The fact of the matter is that you are never too old to learn something new. Learning does not have to stop once you
graduate high school or college: it should keep going until you move on from this life. If you do not use it, you lose it.
That is the case for your brain as well. Pursue continuing education and find that you have the capacity to learn something
new each day.
So, if you are ready to get starting on your continuing education path, start now. Even if you have to start slow, that is
better than doing nothing and letting your brain go to mush. Search on the World Wide Web for courses that interest you.
They can be ones that require very little of your time, money and energy. However, if it will get you interested in learning,
it will be worth it.
Or, you can call your local college or university to find out more about the selection of continuing education courses they
offer each month. Most colleges have a vast selection of programs that you can choose from that will interest you and
provide you with the educational stimulation your brain craves. You can even learn a new hobby like writing, genealogy or
You can even go all out and pursue your continuing education degree. Colleges have many flexible degree options these days:
from online courses to evening classes to classes that meet on the weekends. If you can dream it, there is probably an
Associates, Bachelors or Master’s degree program that will fit into your schedule and lifestyle.
So get up and get started today. There are no more excuses and once you get started, you will find that education can be an
amazing thing and that you have so much more potential and intelligence than you ever thought possible.
Make the first step by calling a friend or relative and tell them of your plans. If you tell someone else, they can make
you accountable and make sure you follow through with your plans. You cannot have excuses if they won’t let you off the hook.
Believe it; you will thank them in the end. You will forget what your life was like without constant education and
coursework. And your life will be happier and richer because of continuing education.