Yep. I start in January. I am 37 and a second career student, and pretty much a career student in general. This time around, I have been in school for 6 years straight while working full time and traveling back and forth across the country for my job.
I am really excited and nervous. I am nervous because I intend to keep working (No more traveling and I work from home and set my own hours). I am nervous because I hear it is excruciatingly hard and a time suck and I do not want to fail. I am nervous because what if I am making the worst decision ever? I am nervous because what if I injure someone? I am nervous because what if I hate it? I am nervous because what if no one likes me? (I know - way too old, grown up, and mature to be concerned about that, right?)
But I am excited because I have so many plans for myself and what I want out of my career. I am excited because those plans may go poof if I find something better. I am excited because there are so many opportunities for someone with a nursing experience combined with my general background. So many concerns, but so many possibilities when I make it through. And really, so many reasons to go to happy hour.