What are you waiting for? College Life

Hello everyone:

I met a lady in my dentist office today who has always wanted to go back to college. Her kids have completed their college degrees and she’s wondering if now is her time to finish her education. What are you waiting for, my dear? Five years from now, you will be five years older. You will either have a degree or not. It’s your choice. I say, “go for it!”

Life is like strawberry ice cream. You lick it or you miss out. Don’t miss the boat here- you can do it! Yes, it will take some hours of work. It will take not giving up and it will demand perseverance. When you’re finished, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you made it.

To share a little of my own story, I was a high-school educated home schooling mom. I’d always wanted to get my college degree but family responsibilities always stood in the way. When my 15-year-old son was accepted as a concurrent student at UMCP, he was too young to drive. I applied, was accepted, and started college the same day he did. Yes, it was challenging, but I loved it so much that I went on to get my MBA and then my Ph.D.

Here’s the bottom line: If I did it (and I did), you can, too!


Dr. Sheri


Sheri Dean Parmelee has a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Regent University. She writes books on practical tips for people who become unexpectedly unmarried and is working on her second novel in a series of contemporary romance/suspense novels. She teaches at three colleges, working with students from freshmen to graduate students. Her hobbies include running 8 miles a day and reading biographies and fiction.


  1. Shervon I. Says: August 13, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    It does take a lot of hours, however, the results are absolutely worth it!

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