Here we are in the warmest days of August. The sun is shining and I am sitting underneath it writing this installment of my blog, having just finished reading a few chapters of a book for my adult college classes.
Class? In August?!?
Yes. Some current (and prospective) students may choose to ignore that there are adult college course available all year round. Sure, it may be nice to take this beautiful time of year off, but for 25-hour-a-day students such as myself, there is no substitute for crossing things off of our to-do list. That feeling of accomplishment is a feeling that can rarely be replaced. It provides a sense of purpose and completion.
As mentioned previously, I love learning and being a student at Granite State College. But let’s be real, there are many things I would prefer to be doing over going to school. Hanging out with my son, swimming in the cool Mascoma River and working on my yard are at the top of my list. I do still get to do all of those things, but only in the purest forms of moderation, as my time must be split between things I must do and things I would prefer to do. By taking summer classes, I can ensure that I will finish school in a shorter time period (the four summers I am taking classes are shaving two full terms off my time in school).
And the sooner I can cross “completion of Bachelor’s Degree” off my to-do list. :)