I graduated from college when I was 33 after my youngest daughter started school. I'm kind of glad I waited til then since at 18 I didn't have a clue about a career. Living in the real world gave me an edge on finding something to do when the kids grew up so I took up accounting. Nothing big, just enough to keep me busy and it's easy to set aside (unless you can't get the books to balance) when you go home for the day. I never in my wildest would have thought that I would like working with numbers when I was 18. I wanted to be a social worker or something along those lines. I found that I'm not cut out to be in that kind of one on one situation. I'm more detail oriented and as crazy as it sounds I would do taxes just for the fun of it. I've seriously considered going back to college for a masters, but the reality is I just like going to classes and learning new things. I'm at the point in my life that the degree isn't going to make any difference in what I do and in seven more years I'll be retiring anyway. I'm afraid if I stop learning my brain will rot or something and learning is an adventure.