Archive | May 2013

…I am just beginning~

It has not really hit me yet…I am now Linda Capen BA. It has already been two weeks since the graduation and life goes on. Work has not changed. Summer will come and go and then the fall….and no school to get ready for. I am going to miss it. This has been a huge part of my life for so many years and it is now over. The next chapter? Where to begin? Overwhelmed! I will be 55yrs. old in a few weeks with a BA. I am just beginning. I should be ending but I am just beginning…how exciting! Where my friends are planning their retirement years …I am just beginning! I will continue to age but…I am just beginning….WOW….I am just beginning! 

I did it!

What an eventful week. First, I finally bought a vehicle…2005 Dodge Durango. The dealership was the first to listen to what I wanted and were able to  mostly meet my price. Secondly and most importantly I graduated today from UWW at UMASS. I now have a BA. This is good because I will need a better job to pay my car loan, and my school loans! lolz While young students have a lifetime to pay these loans off I will probably go to my grave with this school debt. FYI…it is so worth it. For anyone contemplating education in your later years …DO IT! I have found this experience so gratifying. School for an older learner is so different from that high school angst that caused you to either leave college or not go at all.  You can still learn and believe it or not it seems so much easier. By no means is it a breeze but the demands you place upon yourself and your learning curve is different. There are no girl/boy relationship conflicts, no learning a new job while trying to go to school… your already working and you will have more inspiration and help from those in your life than you will ever imagine. Success is yours, you will see to it, your teachers will see to it and your family and friends will see to it. Thank you to all my mentors at UMASS for being there for me and for my family and friends for putting up with me. A special thank you to my personal inspirations, Mary! I wish you could have been here…and my Mom..you inspire me each and every day with your strength and character…so glad you were here to share this with me! ❤

This entry was posted on May 11, 2013. 3 Comments

Car shopping ! UGH!

So the past few weeks I have been looking at purchasing a car. I don’t know if I am the only one but doesn’t the process really irritate? I have contacted dealers via online and not one of them has respected the parameters I have specified. I am sent all sorts of “We have found the car for you” when it is not the car I requested…At all!!!! I even received a message berating me for not responding to them in a timely fashion.My response was to shoot back a message telling them that I was truly offended by this tactic and therefore would never shop with them again. The person who’s name it was sent in responded with a profuse apology stating it was a robo message. My thought is…don’t you know what PR you are sending? and if it is not done with your knowledge you might want to be on that particular need to know list!!! So this is my little car shopping rant. Dealers if you are reading this, please listen because I am still shopping and I will buy a car from someone!!! Will it be you?

This entry was posted on May 2, 2013. 1 Comment