Lea Rash was 50 by the time she earned her bachelor's degree. She and her husband had raised a family before she took the time to pursue her own dreams, and she did it sitting next to Arabic-speaking students overseas. Ten years later, she has a master's degree and is looking into a doctorate, and they are her social security. Her husband recently suffered a terrible stroke.
"I've now realized that we both endured the worst of it because of the safety net I had just completed after 10 years of hard work," Lea writes, "a net made of hope that was reinforced with the most important social security a woman will ever have--an education."
Read Lea's inspiring story: How I Earned Online Degrees While Living Overseas
Are you on a continuing education journey of your own? We'd love to hear your story. Lea extends an invitation at the end of her article. I hope you'll share with us.