Tomorrow begins a new semester of school for me. For the first time, I am only taking online courses. This should be interesting! The first course I'm taking is Public Speaking. The textbook seems simple enough to follow. I think the biggest challenge will be that I have to arrange for my own audience for each of the four speeches. I have to have at least ten people in the audience, and they have to be age 16 or older. I may arrange to give at least one speech to my boys' youth group, or perhaps a Bible study group at the church. We also live near a major retirement community that has lots of clubs and groups. I may be able to find a book club and discuss a particular author or book. I have time to figure it all out though, and I'm sure it will all turn out fine in the end.
I am also taking a course in Nutrition. I think I'll be fine in this course too. I've already done a lot of research on my own in this area and I've spoken to nutritionists in the past who have even asked me if I had any formal training because I seemed pretty knowledgeable about it. The textbook for this course is a hefty one and there is an online nutritional analysis program that I have to use. Even so, I think it will turn out alright. I haven't seen the syllabus for this course yet -- the teacher hasn't posted anything but is supposed to have it all online by tomorrow.
I always get excited at the beginning of a new semester. It means I am one step closer to my goals.