August 1st, 2016

Follow the Yellow Brick Road….

I’m embarking on a journey back to grad school. I had always intended on doing it but life got in the way. I got married, raised a family and put them through college and grad school and then I wondered, “Where did the time go?” I don’t feel any older. Well, let me clarify that. My knees feel older. I laughingly tell my husband, “I’ve got a face that looks 15 years younger and knees that feel 15 years older!” But in my mind, how I think about things, I don’t feel any older than I did when I was 30. But I’m much wiser.

I started this journey two years ago when I retired from media to work for Sen. Perdue’s first campaign. If you’ve ever worked in a campaign, it seems that everyone is 25. So when the opportunity to go to grad school came up, it was a natural to spend more time with folks who are 25.

But I still can’t believe it’s been 40 years since I was a freshman in college and almost 37 years since I graduated with my degree.

I’d love to hear from you and what you think about this journey.  The initial posts were transcribed from things written from August to October, 2016.  But, from this point, I’m going to do my best to blog, tweet and add new content every day or so.

Thank you to all who have supported me in this venture.

Am I too old?  I’ll never be on a tenure track, but I’d like to end my career by spending the 10 years or so after I graduate, teaching college students.  The best teachers I had were the ones who had lived a little.

Today, you are the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again. I heard Rob O’Neill give this quote one time. I’m sure he’s not the first, but the first time I heard it.

Always go through the open doors.