Hi everyone...I started my bachelor's degree about 15 years ago and got to 93 credits before I stopped. Life and a divorce (and my flakiness at that age)got in the way. Fast forward and I am now 34 years old, remarried with three kids. I was working in IT making excellent money but I just wasn't happy, and traveling 75% of the time was taking a huge toll on my family and my own mental health. So, with my husband's support, I tendered my resignation and have decided to go back to school full time. Today I told my best friend and she asked, "Okay, so what are you going to do with a degree in Elementary Education?" I looked at her like she had grown a second head and said, "Ummm...teach?!" And she laughed. "You're way too old to be a teacher. Seriously, all the teachers in my daughter's school are like 25, you're 10 years older. I can't even imagine." I was indignant and pissed off. First of all, I'm not too old. Second of all, her daughter just started kindergarten, while i have a high schooler, a middle schooler, and a kindergartner myself...and my kids' BEST teachers have been in their 40s-50s. But of course, doubt creeps in. How will parents feel if they see someone in their mid-30s-early 40s teaching their first grader? Can I or should I even do this? My husband wants to shoot me for having these doubts but I can't control it, it's been a long time. Edited to remove possibly offensive term.