This summer, I am taking a five-credit statistics course and a three-credit introductory marketing course. I am also working about 10 hours per week in the evening, and I have been having some dog training clients. Yet, I still manage to have too much free time to know what to do with it.
Theoretically, my classes should take me about 24 hours per week to accomplish, and they probably take about half, maybe even less, of that time estimate. On a busy day, only five out of my 16 waking hours are occupied. The weather is also terrible; since when does northwestern Ohio have a two-week streak of 90-degree temperatures? I seriously don’t know what to do with myself. I’ve also been helping around the house a ton, and the dogs have never looked better, despite their old ages.
I need to find a big project, research or otherwise, to do. The problem is that inter-library loan is still not running, so I cannot get research books, and I don’t know how to get academic library books if all of the campuses are not allowing people who do not belong to the university on campus. I may have to look up those free, archived classes that Harvard and MIT post online sometimes. The textbooks sure do cost money though. A lot of them seem to be rare.
Yes, I think that’s what I’ll do. I could get an honorary degree in something challenging, and it would be based solely on my own discipline. I think that would be really fun to do, and it would definitely be challenging. Also, if I get too busy to do it, I can stop at any time!