Hi guys.....sorry if this is ranting on and on...I need your encouragment and advise...... Ive been soooo distressed b/c of my DH and in-laws and family.....about this one topic that I feel so strongly about that they always have to be so negative about... I have recently gone back to school...and it was a scary decision b/c I am 30 something, having to leave a good job and still having a teenager to raise...but my decision came b/c I saw many of my friends getting fired and having to go job searching or having jobs that is going nowhere. Im not really interested in being a small buisness owner....so, I decided to go back to school while being able to spend more quality time with my son..which I havent been able to do, ever with him. So, to me its a all around great decision. Especially b/c, I feel that its now or never.....and b/c my DH's business is doing good..... The family keeps bringing up the fact that school is not important or needed. That b/c they all didnt graduate and have sucessful small business, they think that Im chasing a dream that is not good for my family...like a waste of time.......I feel very strongly that education is life changing....and Im not all about the money...it is my dream to graduate and even go on to get a PH D in English.....maybe write a novel.....and Im going for it no matter what.......Why do they have to be so negative and throw such hurtful comments........or make it a point and compare me to them....Im not them!!!!!