Hello Therlo1 and welcome to AllNurses!
Although I entered a diploma nursing program early in my life (right after I graduated from high school) and I have been an RN for > 30 years, I also started a new chapter in my life a bit later than most.
I became a Commissioned Officer in the US Army Nurse Corps at the ripe old age of 49 (smile). I waited until my youngest was old enough to be able to care for himself if anything were to happen to me (plus he has two older brothers, all three boys/young men remain close)
Wow, well ten weeks will fly by so fast. And please, don't be discouraged by your age in regards to your decision to go on with your nursing education. "Age ain't nuthin' but a number" When I was in nursing school
waaaay back in 1973 we had a number of students who were enjoying their mid-life (age 55 and up). In fact one of the religious nuns who was in my class was in her mid 60's when she started the program, I think she turned 68 y.o. upon graduation.
Sometimes we are our own worst enemy when it comes to listing more negatives than positives on our "Life's List"
Ohmigosh I can be long-winded. Sorry.
Again, welcome to AllNurses.com, and advanced congratulations on your upcoming graduation.
8th MED BDE