In response to our most recent, "How can we help you?" post, Henry Lara writes:
It would be very helpful to hear from people that didn't go the traditional route into philosophy; people that got to philosophy later in life, after other careers, or just people that had a later start for whatever the reasons. I am about halfway through a masters (at a part-time pace), and I likely be on the older side of things should I manage to get a spot at a PHD program. I try to be realistic about my situation and chances, but it would be helpful to hear from somebody that's done it before.
Are there any readers who didn't go the traditional route into philosophy willing to share their experience?