I always wanted to go to school and become a dentist, like my father, or a surgical nurse. Being young, I squandered the gift of college, wasting 10 years partying, not even completing an AA degree. That has depressed me over the years, figuring I was too old to go back and I had ruined my life. The sadness has grown as well as the depression of it through the years, and I have felt worse about myself. Seeing the amazing dream (of Diana Nyad) accomplished at the age it was started, has literally opened up my dreams of having a career again. I realize now and have faith that I can do it. I am going to attend college in the Spring, complete my AA and will go to nursing school. NONE of which I would have attempted again without that one incredible act.