C. J. Fuller
cjfuller at mindspring.com
Sun Apr 25 23:51:25 EST 1999
Amy-The fear factor is always great when you return to school. You worry
that you can't keep pace with the young whippersnappers. I went back for a
second BS (change in major) when I was 26. As I gained competence, I
gained confidence in my abilities. Then I applied to grad schools. I was
not expecting to get a fat envelope from my first choice school, but I
did. Consider your earlier experience at UNF an aberration and not
indicative of your real abilities.
As far as "having it all" goes-Julia might be a better source for that
answer, since I don't have children. As for me, I have to have my
pursuits outside work, such as church, alumni stuff, and just plain fun.
I do have an SO who's very supportive of my hike on the tenure track, but
helps keep me grounded.
Remember the words of Eleanor Roosevelt-"No one can make you feel inferior
without your consent."
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