I've searched and read (til my eyes were going to pop out), but no one has had my own unique set of problems - er, talents...yep, talents, I'll say! Posted a little while ago how I managed to accumulate lots of credits that don't apply towards the Associates degree I was working on at my local community college. I'm now looking to just go ahead and get my bachelor's, and am applying to COSC, UMass UWW, maybe Columbia College and Empire State (I have sort of put TESC on the back burner because of the length of time people say it takes to get the paperwork processed - and only not considering Excelsior because they told me they wouldn't waive the application fee). Was figuring on sticking w/some sort of liberal arts degree because most of my credits are along those lines. Now this is what I've been trying to figure out. I'm a bit older than most students. Probably much older. (that's oldER) I also have a bit of an annoying disability that keeps me in line (mostly aches & pains that will appear out of nowhere), along w/a very modest disability income that is almost not livable. What I do have is creative talent - along with no business sense, and less talent - or appeal - for that. Been baking bread for more years than I want to admit, but I don't have the physical strength to get into that business. I am working on a blog that I hope to get going this month, but what I'd really love is to find some direction (maybe even design my own degree, if that's possible) to incorporate what I already know (take it to the next level?) and use it for some sort of work I could actually do... Here's where I'm hoping you guys might be able to help. While I love the stuff I've learned (psych & sociology mostly - but my best class was about the Holocaust!), I can't see myself actually working w/those fields. I would think that teaching (such as professional baking) I'd need professional experience (not going to happen, outside of a bit of local catering, which I've just started !!!) Well, I'd welcome any ideas, brainstorming - anything for both my college and eventual professional direction. Possibly, if I EVER get this blog ready to launch (I'm really too much of a perfectionist to the point where it is damaging to me), that could be a start - but I'm thinking of my degree. I could end up just getting a standard Lib Arts degree - but I'd like it to be more in line of who I am. I'm all ears - oops, I mean eyes! Help, please!!