My best friend just turned 53 in July and in August, finished her MFA in creative writing. She is also an artist in the more traditional sense.
Best decision she’s ever made.
Her husband says-
In 3 years you’re going to be 44 either way ( using your age, Mark H ). So, you can be 44 and on the cusp of ageing out of your profession-making forever what you make now, working for guys who call you Pop instead of Pup, or you can be 44 and opening up a whole new world of possibilities, both in personal and professional growth.
Education is NEVER a bad investment.