Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Come journey with me...

on the path to self betterment. Part of the getting to like me again plan (see Scary Stuff) is to actually DO something. It is the biggest part actually.

I should give you some background I suppose. I didn't finish college, instead I fell in lust (which eventually grew to love, which eventually...well, once again see Scary Stuff) and got married. A two income salary was required for all of our foolish young ambitions, so I dropped school. I was a photojournalism major...I know, not REALLY a job, lol. I've always regretted not finishing, but haven't had the means to do so. Still don't.

Here is my solution to my predicament:

Free Online Course Materials from MIT
-- from Aeronautics and Astronautics to Writing and Humanistic Studies. You pick it, you learn it. I'm going to get the ideal education for me (eclectic and pretty darn complete from the looks of it) for nada. Sure, no degree to hang on the wall but honestly with all the screamer pics and art I don't have the room. Going to supplement with Berkeley Webcasts too. A high dollar education on things I've always wanted to know about for nothing but the cost of time and paper. Not too bad.

The other big UGH! in my life at the moment is that I know that I am not where I want to be physically. I haven't made one iota of effort to lose the baby weight from youngest screamer. It's going on 3 years since he was born. The time is now. The plan is this. I enjoy running, plus this will give me some of that "me" time I NEED. Gonna also be doing my good ol' yoga to keep the rest of the self toned.

Nowhere near being resolutions folks, I don't make those anymore. These are flat out decisions. They aren't for anyone (ie not aiming to please) but me.


d.a. said...

Congrats on your goals... may 2009 be a successful year for you!

HermitJim said...

Sounds like goals that can be managed...and i hope all goes well for you in 2009!

Happy New Year!

Patricia said...

Those free courses from MIT look great, OM. I've bookmarked 'em. Thanks for that link. There's all kinds of free educational stuff on the web, classes, studies, courses, languages. It's a terrific way to stretch your brain and keep it alive and working. Good luck on your goals and relationships.

Mayberry said...

Sounds like a plan. Happy New Year!

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. --Edmund Burke