Hello everyone

  1. Hello everyone,

    I am a mother of three children, living in New Zealand studying part time at the Unitec here in Auckland. I am 31 years of age and found my first day at school a bit daunting and intimidating due to huge age difference in the class.

    I thought that I should just get myself home back to the kids and the soaps and forget about going to school again after so many years.

    But found the courage and persevered and what do you know a year later and I'm still hanging in there although now have decided to go part time for this semester to try and keep a balance within my family life.
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    Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 183; Likes: 1
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  3. by   Mkue
    Hello ! and Welcome to the BB !

    I'ts very nice to have you here !

    Sometimes the age difference can be a plus Good Luck with your studies
  4. by   dstudent
    Thanks mkue
  5. by   school angel7

    Greeting from the Philippines!
  6. by   school angel7

    Greetings from the Philippines!
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse

    welcome to the board!
  8. by   GPatty
    Hello dstudent and welcome! Please don't worry about your age difference....I was at one point, then it just got to be we were all students, trying to learn the same thing!
    Good Luck to you!
  9. by   dstudent
    Thanks to you all for boosting my confidence
  10. by   Jotie
    Hi there... I too am an oldie (36) but don't you think it is an advantage to have life experience, it certainly helps with the psychosocial aspect of the studies.
  11. by   dstudent
  12. by   Katnip
    Ahhh. Don't let the age difference bother you. I'm 46 and finally made it to my senior year. Fortunately, I'm really not the oldest one in my class. My instructors tell me my "maturity" is a real asset in nursing.

    You'll do great, and when you need a shoulder to cry on, just log on here. You'll be amazed at the support you get.

    And welcome.
  13. by   dstudent
    Thanks for the support and encoragement