Whenever I speak with my dad on the phone, he likes to remind how proud he is of my sister and I for going to college and taking it seriously. He loves to make it known how important our education is to him so it will be important to us as well. He cites himself as an example because, like many others, he messed around in college and dropped out due to a variety of reasons. Thankfully, he has been successful nonetheless and developed a great career without a college degree.
The point I try to make to him and everyone else out there is its never too late to pursue your goals. He constantly regrets not finishing school but there is still ample opportunity for him to get a degree. Taking one or two classes at a community college or online classes around his schedule could slowly but surely push him towards a college degree. Of course when I tell him this, he brushes it off because life, work, kids and thousands of other priorities make it hard to find time for school.
With that being said, there are always a million reasons not to do something. It is easier to come up with reasons to stop yourself than it is to motivate yourself. If going back to school is something he really wants to do, it can happen if he makes it a priority.
People often state that life is full of regrets. In some cases that may be true but often times, we can go back and right our wrongs and fix bad decisions. Living a life we are proud of can be a daunting thought but once you are in a place where your happy, it makes all worth it. If your not currently proud of your situation or choices, I hope you have the courage to do whatever it takes to get to a point where you can feel accomplished.