In all the times I attended an institution of higher learning, the price paid for those classes was either from scholarships, grants, or student loans. The cost of student loans, only became real many years later when the payments had to be made.
Now at 43, I’m going back to finish what I left undone. I have enrolled in the first of many classes to finish my degree.
English classes in high school were always somewhat difficult for me. The subjectivity of it all, clashed with my logical mathematical world view at the time. I didn’t get it, and I’m not sure I do now either.
The main reason why I prefer audio-books to traditional print books or ebooks is that I’m a slow reader. When I try to speed up my reading, comprehension suffers, and I find myself re-reading paragraphs.
So knowing all this, I chose for my first class back in college, English 111.
This time around, the cost of failure in this endeavor is much more immediate and real. Failure would mean that the money I already paid for the class would not be covered by my employer’s tuition reimbursement program.
I’m hopeful that this time around something clicks, that with age I have become a better learner. And so, here I go again.