When addressing the issue of “The Great Depression”, Franklin D. Roosevelt said: “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” Such is the case for people who, in their own mind, believed that their formal education came to an end. That was before they found a job and maybe even got married and had children who now are getting a formal education.
As luck would have it, we are all living in a constantly changing economic environment, and because of that, some people now find themselves left behind in the normal scheme of things. They lost their jobs because of poor economic conditions, or the job that they had has fallen by the roadside because it became obsolete and no longer contributed to the progress of the place in which they live.
You are now faced with the realization that you will soon become homeless and maybe even die on the street because you are unemployed and, to the best of your ability, cannot get another job after maybe even months of seeking employment. It finally occurs to you that you will have to learn a new skill or a profession that will again allow you to be hired for the new job that you were trained to do. In so doing, you will have to go back to school and learn how to do that particular job where people are in great demand to do it for an employer. By doing so you fill a need of society, and thus you are paid for your services. Having an honest job again makes you a respectable member of the society in which you live.
You have to start all over again if you want to remain healthy and alive. Realizing that fact, you now must go back to school. You worry about being a failure, but to fail means that you will die. Do you fear death more than you fear going back to school? That is a question that only you can answer, and if you cannot overcome your fear of going to back to school, you might as well kill yourself and bring a quick end to your suffering.
You have a high school education, and now it is time to build on that education by deciding what it is or what kind of work that you would like to do in the future. With that in mind, you enroll in a community college that costs very little to attend. Thus, you have a starting point for your future success. Now is no better time to make that decision, and I hope for your well-being that it is the right one for you.