Monday, May 17, 2010

Never too late...

I don't make New Year's Resolutions because it usually takes me about 3 days to break them.

But this year was different.
I knew that 2010 was going to be a year of changes for me and my family.
A year of big plans.
A year of goals waiting to be achieved.

So when the New Year rolled along, I made a mental list of the things I needed to accomplish...
(I was very careful: never called them Resolutions!)...
and started working very hard at them.
Last Friday, I did something that I never thought possible: I registered for a College Class.

My Graphic Design class starts in July and at the end of 8 weeks, I should be able to move it from my To Do List to my Accomplished List
You see? Even though I went to College, I studied and I graduated, I never liked school.

To fill out the Registration Form was a big step for me and the thought of being in a class full of 20 Year-Olds, a little intimidating, but I'm going for it!
If you think about it, going back at almost 50 has a good side:
at least now I won't spend 3 hours every morning thinking what to wear to school like I did 30 years ago and that alone, it's pretty liberating...
Hey, there are good things about being "vintage"!...LOL!!!

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them"
~Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854~


Uncanny Festoon said...

Good for you! I bet you will be surprised that there will be more vinatge in there than you thought. Besides, you will be having to much fun to notice. I loved my graphic design class. Still have all my projects...and let's just say I'm vintage.....

Joy............all ways

The Broad said...

You are my Hero !! This is so great !!!
You will immediately be the Coolest one in the class, no doubt about that ..
Mucho Suerte !!

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

WOW! That's quite a step! I admire you for taking the plunge back into the books! You'll have to keep us posted on how it's going!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Congrats! That is awesome! Just think of all of the fun stuff you'll learn :)

Glad you enjoyed our nautical moment - the only thing nautical in nw ohio right now is rain!!

Enjoy your day today!

Momof2hapas said...

Oh, I am so proud of you! Can't wait to read of your further adventures!


LuLu said...

YEA!!!! I think that's so fantastic!!!! You had me laughing about not worrying about to wear!! That is liberating!

Sue said...

WOW, I think this is the best post I've read on anyone's blog! I am so, so proud of you. I dropped out of college 12 units short of my BA. I have often thought of going back to get it. Congrat's on making such a brillant decision!!

Take care, Sue

One Blessed Mommie said...

That is wonderful! I hope you enjoy your classes. Don't you just love crossing something off your list? And you are totally cracking me up about picking out clothes! That's hilarious!


Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Congratulations to you, Marcela for taking this course! Indeed, there are SO many advantages to being vintage. And believe me, many many people "go back to school" to accomplish different things (when I was in my early 30's and went back for a Master's degree after my PhD, we had a 60 year old lawyer from Alaska and a couple of 50 year olds in my class). And I'll let you in on a little secret, those younger people will sure be lucky to have someone like you in their class. Nothing like good 'ol vintage wisdom and maturity!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I think the stress of getting A's in college because I'm a perfectionist is what stressed me out the most. I think school was more stressful than purchasing my first house. I have to say it was one of my biggest stresses. So, "bravo" to you for taking the plunge again!" Maybe you should do it like my daughter and take the year to study her courses in Florence, Italy? What a brat!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

Good for you! That is amazing! Keep us updated on your journey....

Suzanne MacCrone said...

I wish I could be your study partner! Have a blast and learn a lot...don't forget to tell us a bit about it along the way, too.

Ciao bella,