Remember those “what I did on my summer vacation” essays you used to have to do in grade school? Well, it has been a long time since I’ve thought of those, and now here I am…spending much of my summer in classes. Because in the online world, courses continue through the summer, with a few breaks in-between. I’m getting ready to begin the Summer II course next week, and do you know what? I’m really looking forward to it! (yes, really!).
The pace of everything else in my life seems to slow down a bit in the summer – and this is good. We have a different pace at work, I get more time off, and even the Sunday School class I teach is on hiatus for the summer. So the summer courses are a great time to regroup and spend some in-depth time on the material. I like that, since sometimes I am in a position of just trying to get the work done and don’t have as much time to actually enjoy it as I would like!
And I think I’m lucky too – my job is flexible enough that I can take some vacation time when I’m in one of those in-between course breaks.
Okay, I’m sure I sound overly enthusiastic and hopeful. So check back after class starts - I’ll keep you posted as class begins and let you know how it is going…let’s see if I can keep up the enthusiasm! :-)