10 March 2013

A road revisited

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I must be going through some kind of mid-life crisis or something. I have been seriously re-examining my life recently, as one does from time to time, and while I am fairly happy with the life I have, I am not so happy with what I personally have achieved. I mean, I was supposed to be an astronaut and published author by now. 9 year old me is very disappointed.

My brain has decided it needs to be fed, and so I have decided to attempt studying again. But I have decided to study outside my comfort zone, and pursue a B.Sc. over the next couple of years, hopefully with an Astrophysics focus. This year, I will spend some time catching up on all the Math that I missed in the 20-odd years since I left school. Living in the digital world is fantastic, as there are just so many free resources available to the enquiring mind.

And yes, I know, it is possibly not the best year to tackle this, what with us moving and travelling and things, but really, when is it? There will always be a reason not to study, there will always be a reason to procrastinate. If I don’t do this now, I will probably write a very disappointed blog post in about 20 years from now about missed opportunities, etc. And that is something we really do want to avoid.

I will revisit the novel and the writing one day when my Muse and I are back on speaking terms.

Here’s to a year 9 months of Math.

1 comment:

Mandy Southgate said...

Not a midlife crisis at all. I've been trying for years to get back to my studies of history and politics and actually set aside some time this morning. It is important and rewarding. If you have any problems at all with the maths, please let me know. My friend M just got her masters in maths and I know she'll help you because I'm teaching her friend English.

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