They say life begins at 40 but when I decided to go back to college at that age, it’s pretty nerve-wrecking and exciting. Going back to college may have been exciting if you are young and carefree but when you are of the same age like me, it may seem like I am the only old kid on the block. Motivation could play a very big role especially at this age for one to make such decision such as education. I was not able to get a college diploma myself because of so many factors in the past, we weren’t financially stable and my income wasn’t enough to get me and my family through the day. I was left behind taking care of my younger siblings. Now, I could say that I am financially competent, my kids are big enough, it is time to take care of my personal goals. Thanks to a devoted husband who has inspired me about education. He taught me that even at this age, learning is still crucial especially if one still wants to have a career growth. Although I must say that I have more patience with studying and I feel more superior over my younger classmates. Time management was one thing that kept me going. I have to work, take care of our household and attend classes at the same time but all was well after I graduated. It was hard work for the whole family. Quite a tough phase but I made it and my family couldn’t be prouder of me.