Back to School
It’s that time of year where we turn our attention to students going back to school. All over the country Kindergarteners are riding the bus for the first time, high school seniors are having yearbook photos taken and college students are balancing classes, jobs, student loans and job searches.
In some parts of the country, students have already headed back to the classroom while others will have a few more weeks of summer before starting up again after labor day. Whenever they begin, it signals a fresh new year of academics, sports, activities and routine.
So what about all us adults who haven’t gone “back to school” in years? Maybe now is the time to create our own education. Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do, but just never gotten around to it? Now might be the time to jump on it.
It can be as simple as signing up for a swim class at your local YMCA or as extravagant as crossing something off your bucket list by enrolling in a culinary retreat in Tuscany. There are options for hobbies, sports, and more all over the country.
If you are trying to find something that won’t break the bank, check out your local community center, church, or senior center (depending on your age). Do some research and you’ll find that many places offer classes or meetings for free (think book clubs, crafts etc.) and are often run by volunteers. Also ask about discounts for senior citizens, military, Triple AAA and more.
Think you don’t have time, or it’s difficult to find a sitter? Check out online classes that you can do at home and at all different times of day or night.
Maybe you feel like you don’t have enough experience or you’ll be the only one in the class that doesn’t know what you’re doing. Many organizations offer classes for all different levels of expertise, including beginners!
Whatever you are looking to learn, don’t let life get in the way. Get excited about “Going Back to School!”