As a UCLA Extension employee I am entitled to a complimentary enrollment every quarter. As the Design Communication Arts Program Coordinator, I attend courses in my area anyway. The comps come in handy if I want to branch out, say, and learn Spanish or take more novel writing courses. Neither of which I want to do right now because Spanish is either twice a week or Saturday mornings and novel writing has not yet resurfaced as a personal desire since the completion of my freshman attempt.
Thus, this quarter, I am staying close to DCA home. I have to confess I'm not yet convinced of my dedication to matriculation, as it's hard to keep going into the night in an environment that is my job. Students and instructors see me and ask questions, and sometimes, I'm sorry, but this is true and I just want to be honest with you, sometimes I'm grumpy and want to be anonymous. Yes, I like my job very much, but you know, sometimes I want to be doing other things. I hope you understand.
For summer quarter I'm thinking I may take Mixed Media with James Fish. My hope is that it would be an immersion thing - one of those activities where you lose yourself and don't realize that two hours have passed and not once did you think about why you're living in Los Angeles when you want to be somewhere else. I'm also going to closely follow SEO Writing with Lori Culwell, which is online. I'm into that course because I keep this here blog and it would be cool to add a few new readers, not that I don't really appreciate those of you who are already with me, because I do.
That's my plan. The quarter starts Monday, so I'll see how I feel then.