what ARE we thinking ???

13 Apr

Whoever said that Uni is a good idea for a “50something” ??? I mean really, who am I kidding ??

I love the idea of learning, and I love the idea of being a student…. sitting here in a hotel room with a glass of wine, cold chicken and textbooks …. but even more than that I love the idea of writing (and if that means essays …. then so be it) … BUT why go to these lengths I ask myself, as I balance 3 blogs and 3 FB pages ….isn’t that enough ‘writing’ for one person ?

At the end of the journey (IF I work in the field)  I will command approximately half of what I get paid now …so there is no economic sense whatsoever….BUT the satisfaction of finishing it can’t be measured in dollars (I keep telling  myself).

Onward and upward the end is (almost) in sight.end in sight

Meanwhile let me share a little trivia that caught my eye today ….

No doubt,many of you subscribe (or have been subscribed to)  numerous online shopping list serves, you know the ones … cudo, living social, catch of the day etc etc etc … well it never ceases to amaze me the array of “BARGAINS” on offer that we never knew we needed.

Mostly I just hit that good old delete button … but the title  line of this one made me laugh…. what WERE they thinking ?? It read :

Colonic Hydrotherapy Treatment | Mouth-Watering Lebanese Feast

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 I mean ….SERIOUSLY ???

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4 Responses to “what ARE we thinking ???”

  1. Flamingo Dancer April 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    I completed a full time teaching degree when I was fifty and started a whole new career as a teacher librarian. I have never been happier.

    • 50 something but not dead yet April 13, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

      Awesome FD…. I KNOW Im doing the right thing…it was day one of res school and cause for a moment of reflection lol… as I said…onward and upward..especially for us baby boomers with so much energy.

      • Flamingo Dancer April 13, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

        IT is not always easy – especially when the other students are younger than your own children, it can be very lonely, and no one wants to do group work with you, but I have gained such confidence and self reward that I have never regretted a moment. I have another eleven years of employment life if our retirement age stays at 76! At least I should enjoy it!

      • 50 something but not dead yet April 14, 2014 at 11:17 am #

        LOL…I’m doing social work by distance ed …so the cohort are mostly middle aged with plenty of life under their belt (not really an issue about the YP “not wanting to play”)… more an issue if fitting the student life around real life 😉

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