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Away from home! “I learned how to live on my own, budgeting my money to make ends meet, following time schedules to get done what had to be done but still leaving time for recreation. College opened time to challenge myself and take risks but still have the restrictions which gave me safety.” “It was the first time I felt truly independent and on my own.”
Competitive athletes remember the friends they made and the challenges they overcame. “I played on the college tennis team for four years and it was a great opportunity to meet like-minded students from all over the country and share our love of the game. Fun road trips to 'away' matches, that is, opportunities to travel around New York to play tennis against other colleges.”
About the Author
Peter Spiers is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Outreach at Road Scholar. He is the author of “Master Class: Living Longer, Strong, and Happier,” recently selected by The Washington Post as one of the best books to read at every age, 1 to 100 (Peter’s book was selected for age 70). Spiers holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a master of science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.