I returned to college at age 35 to earn a degree, which I managed to do. I have a BA in English (concentration in Writing), with a minor in African-American studies. I am four (count 'em...FOUR) credits away from having an MA in English. I have no motivation to complete my thesis. Besides, what the hell am I going to do with it?
Anyhoo, my wonderful partner/soul-mate (one-and-the-same person, of course) and I recently purchased an 1870 Italianate-style house. It's definitely a work in progress. I can finally put all those years of watching HGTV to good use. My new favorite stores are Home Depot and the Tractor Supply Store. Yes, it's a different life for us now. And we love it.