Missouri woman, 61, going to college after 'becoming bored' during pandemic

Created: January 19, 2021 04:05 PM

(KOMU) Vanessa Butler has been out of school for more than 40 years.

Come next fall, she will be a college student.

She applied to Columbia College after "becoming bored" during the pandemic. The decision was an overdue favor to herself. 

"So now that I am stable, and grounded, it is time for me to do the things I should have done," she says.

Butler says COVID-19 pandemic played a big part in her decision.

"The pandemic made me feel like I was getting old," Butler explains. "So therefore, I needed something to make me feel alive and lively again, because sitting around and just going from the kitchen to the bed to the bathroom to the TV -- that was getting old."

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