I start back at school in January 2012 and I am so scared to death, I have not been in school fulltime since 2003 when I left nursing school. My very good friend tells me its a sign to back off graduate studies, she believes at age 38 I should be having fun and enjoying my 3 boys. And now I am beginning to have second thoughts. Any words from anyone? I have always wanted to go to graduate school because I love studying and advancing myself, we both grew up in a society where girls we not "allowed" to go to school. Should I listen to her?