I started back to college this week as a graduate student for my teaching certification and masters in teaching. It has been quite a big adjustment and I have kind of been battling it in a pros and cons kind of manner...
Decreased time at home
con: feeling guilty about less time for housework and playtime
pro: being more productive with the time I DO have at home
I'm ONE of the eldest in the classroom
con: feeling a little "old" right now
pro: I have life experience that some of them don't
A lot of the students in my class are already teachers
con: they have "one up" on me in the classroom
pro: I can learn from their experience
Taking 3 classes is going to be a lot of work and a lot of reading
con: getting back into the swing of studying is tough
pro: I feel like I'm really doing something productive with my time (instead of TV watching and internet surfing)
Regardless of the cons, I am really excited about this new endeavor and I'll be enjoying the challenges and the journey!