I have shared with some that my skills seem to be obsolete in terms of finding employment. I have worked with my hands most of my life. I am considered by some to be a master craftsman when it comes to wood and composites. A friend once referred to me as the most under educated person he had ever met. He explained that I had the capacity to understand difficult and complex subjects but I had not finished a college degree. I really didn't think much of it. I now realize I should have thought about his comment more. Now I find myself at 54 years old and the type of jobs I have always had are gone. There was a time when the skills I have were in very high demand. This may still be true in some areas but that is not the case in our area. The other factor is my health, I am simply not as capable of the lifting and kneeling I once was. Here is the really scary part, I am seriously looking into going back to school full time to become a science teacher. I have found a program that can get me certified in under 3 years. If I was even a little younger this would not be so scary but I will be 57 when I get done. I have CAD and Revit classes starting in a couple of weeks but I am not sure that will be enough. It has always bothered me that I did not complete a college degree. My wife and kids think me going to College is a great idea but I am terrified.