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30 years in the workforce…Lori Rayburn

06 Jun iMADdu Blog | Comments Off
30 years in the workforce…Lori Rayburn

How can I make a difference?  Does the “difference” have to be made to another person or can I direct the “difference” at myself?  I decided to go back to college to get a bachelor’s degree after being out in the workforce for 30 years.  I could be coasting along, doing the same old, same old.  Instead, I wanted to make a difference in my life.  I wanted to shake things up.  I wanted to show my kids that you’re never too old to learn something new.  So here I am.  I’m a junior, majoring in Tourism and Event Management at George Mason University.  I want to learn new skills, meet new people, embrace new technology.  Sure, it can be hard, frustrating and sometimes even tedious but it’s also exciting, invigorating, fascinating and uplifting.  Who knows where I might end up as a result of the new contacts I’m making or the new skills I’m learning?

I fully anticipate that the differences I make in my life will make a difference in someone else’s life further on down the road.  By hearing about my triumphs, another person may stop complaining about their job and go back to school like I have.  I will make a difference by practicing what I preach about education.  It’s really never too late.

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