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It’s never too late to do what you love – how to face going back to school

By Dawn Koller

Let’s face it, things change. Change is a vital part of life. Change can propel us in a new direction or bring things to our attention that we need to resolve.
Inevitably it is our reaction to change that ensureswhether or not it’s a positive or negative experience.
What does change have to do with going back to school? Everything!
You’rein the age range of 30-54, graduated from high school and went onto college in what you thought was going to be your retirement career. There wasn’t any talk of what to do when you retired, or what to do if you got burnt out, or what to do when a pandemic (COVID-19) hands you a monumentally unexpected change.
You may have said to yourself, “if I won the lottery, I would do X, Y or Z,” or “if I could go back in time I would go back and do X, Y or Z.”
Working in administration at a professional massage therapy school for more than 20 years,this is what I hear a lot,
“I’ve always wanted to be a massage therapist! I want to help people feel better, but,” and then insert every possible excuse. We then ask the applicant,
“Why now”? The answer we hear the most is that a life change propelled them to take the first step.
During the heart of the worldwide pandemic in 2020, when life was handing us all sorts of change, it was those that responded in a positive manner who really succeeded. Those that realized they had the time and means to seek out what they love.
If your main career is winding down or has been dissolved and you find yourself asking what’s next, you may be wondering, is it too late?
It’s not too late. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what your career is now if there is that little voice in the back of your mind encouraging you to go back to school to do something you love. You’ll be nervous, you’ll have doubts, but trust your inner-voice and seek out the right school that will guide and support you in your endeavor.
It is never too late, for the person who loves what they are doing, who takes their education seriously, faces change with the maturity to embrace all that they learn, these are the ones who will reach true success.
Dawn Koller, BS, Reiki Master – has been helping others reach of their dreams of becoming Professional Massage Therapists since she joined the Administration of Blue Sky School of Professional Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork in 2001. In 2015 she became Co-Owner&President of Achieve Inc dba Blue Sky School of Professional Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork in Grafton and Green Bay WI.

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