I miss being challenged intellectually.
May 26, 2014 6:16 PM Subscribe
I'm in my early 30s and a good portion of my friends are heading back to grad school. I was always a Hermione type and now I'm envious of the classes and intellectual discussion that they are going to be a part of. Since grad school isn't financially feasible for me, is there a way for me to find the intellectual, curious, mind-expanding discussions that I miss from college classes?
posted by JustKeepSwimming to Education (18 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
I graduated about a decade ago with a BFA and I'm now working for a small, arts non-profit. My job is challenging in many ways, but not intellectually stimulating. I feel satisfaction in writing grants, but what I'm really feeling jealous about with my friends is all the mind-expanding lectures and conversations that they are going to be part of.
I have tried book groups and some online classes, but I felt that everything was surface level and didn't fulfill me. I am currently looking at continuing education classes (I'm in Miami, Fl), but everything seems either focused on professional development or for seniors. What other opportunities are there for me to interact with new world views and engage in intellectual discussion?