Congratulations on having a story published. Perhaps you would share it with us? Or at least offer to sell us a copy of the book.
Why have you decided to return to school? A new field? The men? Maybe you missed the belittling, intensely stressful student life? From my eight years of higher education, I learned that the most difficult thing in the world is attending college. Small wonder that Iraq was a minor event on the news. I wish you the best.