Welcome to my life. There’s no turning back. Even while you sleep We will find you acting on your best behavior…
Sorry, just had an 80s flashback. My age is plaguing me today.

So… college orientation. Yep, there I said it. Orientation with a bunch of teens and VERY barely 20-somethings. The music is loud, I guess they are trying to simulate a natural environment for the masses with screeching, blaring wailing courtesy of one Miss Ariana Grande. Yay.

I’m clearly the oldest person in attendance by ooooh, 20+ years?

Checking in at the admissions table I was told that I didn’t have to stay because I had already registered for classes and that it was mainly for people who had never been to college. I explain to her that the last time I went to college she likely hadn’t been born. It was then suggested that I might want to sit in on the presentation, so in I went, finding a primo seat to twiddle my thumbs for the next 30 minutes.

It’s really interesting to be this age with some life experience under my belt and paying for my own college education. I don’t wear pj’s to class, my phone has not been bedazzled and I don’t walk around with earbuds permanently embedded in my ear canal.

The presentation was quick and dirty covering a lot of common sense stuff. I found it incredibly entertaining that prizes were given out for “remembering” that failing to show up for classes will result in failing grades that will follow you should you chose to transfer to another school. Really?! I am so happy that was cleared up.

Nonetheless, I am looking forward to an interesting year. A year that will test my patience, test my knowledge and test my commitment. I guess my commitment is moot as I have no choice but to reinvent myself this year. Twelve years as a stay-at-home-mom has severely impaired my ability to get a job back in the real world. So for the next 18mos or so I will be banging out my pre-reqs on the path to reinvention!

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