Crazy Busy Student Life

I work full time.  I also try to write as much as I can.  But now it’s like I’m a full time student.  As of this week, I am studying 6 online courses at once.  I must be crazy.

The last time I studied 6 courses at the same time was in my second year of university.  I took 6 courses both semesters after transferring from one university to another.  Some of my courses didn’t transfer, even though I was told they would.  I had to take them again.  It was an incredibly busy time, including one day that was 13 hours long, from 8:30 am to 9:30 pm.  On my first day of that schedule, I’d caught a pretty bad cold, and it was a rainy January day.  I felt awful, but it was the first day of my lab sessions, which I could not be absent from.  They were mandatory, as they were orientations to give us all of the information we needed for the semester.  I’m pretty sure I crashed in bed when I got home.

But now, I have 6 online courses to do.  These include:

  • Start Writing Fiction – I have 3 weeks to go in this one.
  • Introduction to Ecosystems – 4 weeks to go in this.
  • Archaeology of Portus – 4 weeks to go in this fascinating course about Rome’s ancient port.
  • Diversity of Exoplanets – I’ve just started this, and I can thankfully fall behind, as everything is due in mid-July.  It’s 6 weeks long.
  • Paradoxes of War – Just started today, and I have yet to look at it. It’s 8 weeks long.
  • Organic Solar Cells – Starts tomorrow and lasts until mid-July.

So, am I crazy?

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5 thoughts on “Crazy Busy Student Life”

    1. But what does the fox say?
      Did I just type that? But really, if I’d known I’d make myself so busy, I would’ve held off on some of those courses. The writing one is important.

  1. I’ve also signed up for loads of courses. (I’m not sure how many are in my course dashboard though right now.) I also signed up for Paradoxes of War, but have yet to take a look at it.

    There is just so much I want to learn in the world.

    1. Paradoxes of War has some long essays to write. I’m not doing them. I’ll just watch the videos. Anyway, it’s through Princeton, and they don’t do certificates of completion. Besides, I just want to learn, not write about it. I have far too much writing to do about other things.

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