“The difference between a rut and a grave is about 6 feet and I am not ready for either,” Kelly shares. “Obtaining a Master’s was on my bucket list, so here I am.” She had some concerns about returning to school. “I thought, oh, I am going to be the old person in class. I realized once I stopped worrying about it, no one else was concerned.”
Kelly works full-time while in pursuit of her Master of Education in Adult Education. Her full and varied life thus far has included a journalism career on the East coast, a Navy career, and jobs in finance and manufacturing, among others. At age 51, Kelly readily admits she’s still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up.
A product of her journalism background, or perhaps a reason for it, is her ‘pathological curiosity’. Her passion is gathering knowledge and sharing it with others. Upon graduation, Kelly and her husband plan an 18-month RV trip around the United States. Then Kelly hopes to secure a position as an Academic Advisor. She will have much to share with students, not the least of which are her infectious optimism and belief that our choices are wide open.