Why I am a Student in my 30s

When I went to college after high school I wanted to study film. For several reasons I was unable to. Instead I decided to study Theatre. Then I switched to English Teaching (Why? I have no idea. I failed those classes.) I then finally settled on Graphic Design. When I graduated, there were very few entry level jobs and they all required experience. Also there were a lot of graphic design graduates looking for jobs that had done internships. I didn’t do an internship because I didn’t own a care and the nearest internship was about a 3 hour drive from where I lived.

I ended up getting married and my husband joined the Air Force. We then started a family. I did some web design for friends and family (and alot for myself) and settled into being a full-time mom. I also tried starting a sewing business. I found I enjoyed sewing as an occasional hobby but not as a full-time job. What I really wanted to do was make films.

Now that my eldest child is going into high school, I decided I wanted to go back to school to study filmmaking. I first applied to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for their Communication Arts Major: Cinema and Media Arts. However, they turned me away because I already had a BA and they don’t allow a second BA. What? Still confused over that one. So instead I applied to Keene State College (KSC) and have completed my first semester as a Film Studies: Film Production major.

I got all A’s! I felt alive again. I found a part of myself I had lost along the road of life and feel rejuvenated by it. I am so glad I made this change in my life. I can’t wait until the next semester. This summer is going to feel so very long.

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