Have I mentioned here on Inspired by Life that I decided not quite a year ago to enroll in college? Getting the degree I didn’t pursue at 18 is something I have thought about doing for most of my adult life. A bucket list item. But the thought always came with the caveat of, “When I have more time.”
So in May of last year, I was sitting in the bleachers at a college graduation ceremony and I realized that I was running out of time and that I would probably always be busy and never have “more time.” I was going to have to “make time” before all of my time on this earth is gone. I went home from that ceremony and began the process of enrolling in college. Part-time (very part-time). I may need a walker by the time I get my degree. LOL!
This semester I took Western Civilization 1. A couple of weeks remain until finals. I was very fortunate in the way this class was set up. I was able to ignore it in the final few weeks of writing my novel. Now I am spending many hours every day catching up, completing reading, answering module questions, writing papers. My head is crammed with history from the Middle Ages and Later Middle Ages, from the Reformation and the European expansion into the New World, and much more. I am loving it although a semester doesn’t really feel like enough time to cover everything we’ve covered in the last fourteen chapters of the text book.
My editorial letter for my novel is due to arrive soon. I will be embroiled in revisions at the same time I am taking my finals. Ah, the life of a college student. Juggling many balls is definitely easier for the young ones than for a … cough, cough … more mature student. But truth be told, I am having a ball!
Have you looked at your bucket list lately? What’s your dream? Is it time to stop putting it off and begin pursuing it?
Well, I say, Go for it!