I’m 30, and I’m going back to college. I am not ashamed, and I don’t see anything wrong with it. I’m the last guy to ever be embarrassed by going back to school.
My ability to study and process new information is still solid, and I’m even better at studying than high school me.
I have no other commitments, except, of course, my little projects, past and future, so I thought to myself that I better do it, and do it now. I have the money, I have the brain, but do I have the discipline?
I could nail college, if and only if I stick to a certain plan, a plan that has already proved itself to me as useful and smart. I’m talking about a system of studying, on which I’ll write more when the time comes.
Why college? Why not just read a book? Well, for practicality. You need self-discipline, you have exams and assignments to test your knowledge and your commitment to a schedule, and you get grades and a diploma which will buy you the trust of others.
I’ll do it slowly, and base myself first. Again, the goal is to not tire myself. Next semester (March) I’m taking Physics I. The semester after – Calculus. I know it should be the other way around, sue me.
I think college will challenge me. I have a month to get ready for a subject that is new to me, a month.
I’ll create a schedule for the month before the opening of next semester to the end of next semester. I’ll have it ready by next weekend. The goal is to stick to it religiously, and hopefully it’ll give me success.
The books are waiting on my desk, so I better go and see what I got myself into.
How’s “Project #1” so far?
It’s been two days and it’s going well. I’m actually about to finish a book, but it’s only because it’s the weekend. We better the progress during next week.