Carrying on

What a week this has been, a resurgence of a health problem and awful weather. It has rained for the last 3 days without much of a break. It also took almost 3 days to get a response from the Medical Centre but now I am on the mend.

But what I really want to write about is how I for one, am carrying on during this period of restrictions on my life. I am a perpetual student since starting with the Open University in its early years when I studied for a degree and then for a higher research degree. At one point I worked for the Open University and we could do courses free so I carried on with more courses.

After I moved to a different job I carried on studying but took many courses on alternative medicine and esoteric subjects such as numerology, astrology and the tarot. There are only a few years when I have not been doing some kind of course. The swathe of time I have now because I am not doing the things I did before the pandemic has given me more opportunities to learn something different or refresh something I learned a long time ago. Many things have changed over the years so what I learned twenty years ago could be quite different today. Looking around I found lots of different courses on the internet and there were a large number to choose from. Many were at reduced prices, perhaps to encourage people to study and learn during this time. It does keep the mind active and as my physical health deteriorates, keeping my mental health going is important.

I was not going to do much about new courses until a couple of friends suggested that it would be good during the dark winter months so that I stayed mentally active. So yesterday I searched around and found several courses I wanted to do, all at a much reduced price so I enrolled for three of them and will save the others until later. There were several other courses which caught my eye so I will save them for later. You learn something new every day of course and I believe in that a lot.

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