Geesh!! Let me get my walker out!! LOL!! I'll be almost 48 when I graduate!!
This is how I get through it. Because I have worked at allot of jobs, waitressing, trainer, bartender, etc, I treat this like a full time job. It seems to make it easier. I DON'T compare myself to the age of the other students. I am active in the student government, and nursing club at our university, and it is allot of fun!!
As far as studying, my family knows and understands (most of the time) that this is NOT just for me, but for us. When I graduate we will be able to have a better quality of life, not have to live paycheck to paycheck and hubby and I will have a nice retirement (not having to live on social security only)
So for those of you who think you are "old", I say GARBAGE!!! My arthritis, sleep patterns, and life have been flipped upside down, but this has given me a new sense of "being someone, someone useful"!
Put your walkers away and ENJOY this experience, and when you get down and out, come to this board and vent......it really helps to give your problems away!!