Don’t worry, I am not going to talk about you or about the world, I am going to talk about ME for a change! Those of you who know me personally can stop reading here, as it is very unlikely that you will come across something that you don’t already know about me. The rest of you, please come in and welcome to my world.
First of all, I should point out that this summer is going to be socially the busiest summer I have ever had (so far! There is always room for improvement…). Between now and mid September I literally have two weekends free. That’s it!
It all started when my friend and I discussed ages ago how to enjoy this summer on very tight budget (because the Olympics are going to be money drain even if we try our best not to overspend) and still sample plenty of what London has on offer. And so we did a little bit of web surfing and started (madly) applying for free events with the rationale that if we apply for everything we find, then we are bound to get at least some tickets. Little did we know that our luck will strike several times…
As mentioned before, the summer is packed as it gets and I don’t even mention, that I need to fit there some reading for the blog and some reading for the book club (and the monthly meeting for that too). And with this in mind I stumbled upon this article. Once I read the article, the clogs in my head started spinning and jumping and doing all sorts of weird things and I realised that there is no way back. I simply HAVE TO use this opportunity and do some of the courses! And so I looked at the Coursera website and started shortlisting courses that I would be interested in. When the browser reached critical mass (full screen of tabs), a tiny voice of reason dared to voice the opinion that I can’t have it all at once as I have also other commitments like work (yep, bills don’t pay themselves apparently), sleep and blogging (among others). So with a heavy heart I limited myself to two courses per semester. Good, don’t you think? I was proud of myself because most of the courses start in September. Yes, you correctly guessed that ‘most’ was the key word in that sentence! As by a coincidence there are two courses starting on 23rd July! Now, bearing in mind my busy summer schedule, it would be sensible to agree with my voice of reason that it would be insane to apply for those. And that’s exactly what I did! No, I didn’t listen to the already self-conscious and traumatized voice of reason, oh no, that wouldn’t be me, I just went and applied. And the reasoning? Very simple, I can get these two courses out-of-the-way in order to start another two in September! Logical, don’t you think? More information about the courses (one of them requires some serious reading sessions) and my progress through them will be shared later in summer.
So word of warning, this blog is going to be partly hijacked by majority of the events as they come because I hope to have some nice pics, remarks/stories and excitement to share. Call me naïve, but I am still planning to do some reading and reviewing so I will have to play it by ear and see how this blog is going to cope with this variety And I hope that you, my lovely readers, will enjoy the ride as well.
And I promise that by mid September this blog will come back to be predominantly a book blog (well at least until next summer…).