Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Blogs, New Nontrads

New blogs about being a nontrad are popping up daily. That's good. That means the nontrad population is growing. That means there are more and more people out there who are overcoming their fears and are taking the plunge into returning to school.

Deb Peterson recently blogged about Man Who Stares at Coats, a 42-year old first year med student. One is never "too old" to return to school. Cheers to Patrick as he starts his journey. I can't wait to read his posts!

I think it helps to chronicle our triumphs and struggles as nontrads. After all, that helps others in their triumphs and struggles, too. The biggest thing is to remember - you are not in this alone! If you are a new nontrad and will be walking onto a college campus this fall for the first time ever or returning after a l-o-n-g hiatus, WELCOME!!

Good luck to Patrick, good luck to the PSCC nontrads (Hi, guys!!!), and good luck to all nontrads - new, returning and continuing - as we get ready for the new semester (only 6 weeks or less away!). Stay tuned . . .

1 comment:

Michele de la Maison said...

Hi - I have a new blog about being a non-traditional Grad Student-http://michelesmasters.blogspot.com/

I am 51 and just finished my first year of a two year MA in Art History. I wish you luck and I agree that it is important for "non-trads" to share their experiences and encourage others who are serious.

Looking forward to learning more about your work and life as well as other Grad Students through your blog.

Best!
Michele