How many of us are over 35? - page 2

Just curious:p I will be 40 on Wed. I've got 2 kids, 10 and 6. I am still doing my pre-req's. I know I can do this,but would love to hear from some more grey hairs, hee hee:D By the way, my... Read More

  1. by   meownsmile
    I dont admit to having any grey hair!!! LOL I am 41, 3 kids 18,13, &11 and start my last semester of the ADN program Monday!!!!
  2. by   Bonnie Blue
    I just turned 36 in November. No husband, no kids but I have a kitty. I'm in a MSN Bridge program and will graduate in 2003.
  3. by   StudentSandra
    average so far 41.06 years. mean 41. we may have to start our own folder, old foggy student, i mean non-traditional students.
  4. by   Mkue
    It is SO nice to know that there are others out there !!!

    WE ARE NOT ALONE

    Another non-traditional !! mkue
  5. by   semstr
    here's to all you great girls!!!

    I admire you all, I am almost 41 and thinking about changing from nurse educator to something else (I am a bit burned out about being around sick people and teaching about it), but the only thing I can and learned is nursing.
    Plus, at the moment my energies are gone.

    I hope you all reach your goals and stay healthy with it!!

    Take care, Renee
  6. by   rosemadder
    hi, i am 40 with two children (14yr son and 7yr daughter). it is definitely challenging having a family and going to school, but well worth it! i am a single parent, so do not have to look after the additional "big" child. :d :d i do receive much support from my sister, parents, and friends. i think learning at this age is much easier and more rewarding than when i was younger. i just hope i graduate before they have to put me in the nursing home!!! :d :d
  7. by   AZBRONXBABY
    Hi all...I am a nursing student, just started my pre-req's 2 weeks ago, will be 39 in March...ahve 4 children all total...23, 18, 7 and 4...to think I was almost finshed!! LOL

    I am in agreement with all of the other folks on here...I am glad to be older...I really want to be in those classes. I am having a blast! I am also terrified and swamped with homework already. I have to go type my Bio lab now, so I better get off from here and stop fooling around. I, too, have a wonderfully supportive hubby, wish I met him the first time around! He makes it possible for me to go to school after all these years!!

    Well, gotta go...have a great night, all!!

    We'll talk soon, I'm sure...

    Christine
  8. by   stevie b
    Welcome AZBRONXBABY!
    yOU HAVE FOUND A WONDERFUL SUPPORT SITE.i AM 42, MY KIDS ARE GROWN,(EXPECTING FIRST GRAN BABY).i AM REALLY ENJOYING SCHOOL THIS TIME AROUND.MY HUSBAND IS GREAT ABOUT HELPING WITH LAUNDRY AND COOKING. WE BOTH HAVE ADOPTED THE PHILOSOPHY THAT DUST IS OUR FRIEND.
    GOOD LUCK,AND AGAIN,WELCOME
  9. by   NurseDixie
    I am 45 years old and love being in school again. My husband is disabled. He helps with laundry, dishes, housework,etc. He is so wonderful helping me in any way he can. I also enjoy being around the younger students. I have one classmate who is 52 years old, she is so nice.
  10. by   AZBRONXBABY
    Thanks, Stevie, for that nice welcome!

    I am so excited about being in school this time around, I really wish I had done this so many years ago...but I promised myself I wouldn't do the "coulda, shoulda woulda" thing. Life is too short!

    Congratulations on becoming a grandma, that's wonderful!!

    I think I have found a really supportive place to be, I finally bought myself (irregardless of what my chidlren think) a computer that I could afford. I cannot believe how many papers I've already typed in 2 weeks...I know...there'll be plenty more where that came from...nothing worth having comes easy, right?

    Again, thanks for the nice welcome, have a great day!!

    PS-I like the "dust is our friend" thought!!

    Christine
  11. by   starr234
    I am 39 yr old LPN and just started my Pre req's for the RN program. I have 4 kids 18,14,10,and 8. I am taking A&P and English class only. I work full time also. Just to think I thought I could manage another class.
  12. by   Dublin37
    i am so encouraged by all of you. i just started algrebra (one of my pre-req's) and met another gal 40 who is just starting out again but for dental hygeine. where i go to school, we both have most of the same pre-req's. anyway, i love to find others out there forging a new future. i get a lot of people (including my husb.) who just does not understand why i wouldn't go back to teaching. i taught 8th grade history 10 years ago. anyway, i come in here for my boost of "go-gettems" so i thank you! god bless, heather :d
  13. by   AJACKT33Z
    50, male lvn,CA., tired. But "irreplaceable" acc'ding to a note I accidentally intercepted.If I said it didn't go to my head , I'd be lying!

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