say like 35 and up.. what been the hardest obsticle, and how did you over come it?
The hardest thing for me was giving up the "good life" so that I could afford to go back to school. I'm 35, I had a very good job, a really nice house, no children, and a good amount of disposable income. I was really spoiled, but I was very unhappy with my job. I simply wasn't challenged, and I sincerely felt like I was wasting my potential. My wife had a similar epiphany, and quit her job as a teacher to go back and earn her engineering degree.
Watching the change in her outlook, overall happiness, and health inspired me to go back and pursue a professional degree. After evaluating engineering, architecture, accounting, and law, I felt law was the best fit. We sold our house, bought something more modest, and got rid of a lot of things that we didn't absolutely "need." Fortunately for me, my wife a) is very understanding, and b) has finished school and is working in a job that she loves. I still had to borrow a huge amount of money to make this happen, but I am looking forward to the challenges of school, as well as a rewarding career that requires the full use of my mental capacity.