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It's Never Too Late!

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It’s Never Too Late!
I am a mature aged student (I just turned 51) studying at Rangjung Yeshe Institute for the last seven years.I have just completed my second four-year bachelor’s degree, this one is in Tibetan Buddhism and Himalayan languages, and I am about to start an MA prep year in order to focus just on the Tibetan language in preparation for starting the MA in Buddhist Studies next year.

I had no idea that I would still be here after seven years when I first arrived, but I really enjoyed my studies, so I kept staying for another year and another year. I also had no idea that I would ever do a master’s degree. So, I suppose a lot has changed for me in seven years. I chose to study part time because I was older, and I didn’t want to rush my studies. I wanted to learn things properly. But I also chose to study part-time because I was lucky to have a part-time job from home that I have been able to do online.  I would not say that I have had a lot of fun in the last seven years be…