Posted 9/21/2014 2:10 PM (GMT -6)
Remember, this is my personal opinion, so I do not mean to step on toes. I figure I'll start off by saying that, just in case.
To answer your question, "is it worth it" (re: your education), my reply is a resounding: YES!!
Of course YOU are worth this investment. You've already come this far, I (personally) would not pack it in, especially due to fear.
Now, my turn to ask a question of you: Two years ago did you think to yourself,-- "Oh no, 39, I'm going to be so old?" Whether you did or not, my dear you are here today, 2 years later, and doing quite well!
So, my turn to ask a second question of you: Two years from now, what do you think you'd say to your 39 year old self? "Oh goodness, I'm 2 years older! I have a great education that will last me the rest of my life, but golly goodness gracious, I'm ready for the boneyard!"
Hmm? Hmm? Well?
Perspective......you are going to be 40 and 41 regardless of if you finish your education or not. But if you DO finish your education, you will have that with you for the rest of your life to contribute to providing an economically stronger foundation for you and your family! You will have an achievement that you've made for yourself, even when you were feeling uncertain and insecure, you'll be able to look back and feel even more proud because you took charge of your life and your future!
See where I'm going with this? (I'm so subtle, aren't I?)
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