Today is the last day of my first quarter of classes. I've taken all my exams associated with my coursework; I have one more test, for ServSafe certification, on Saturday ... at 8am. Who schedules an exam at that date and time, I ask you?
In any case, the academic courses were, generally, no sweat - and my concepts course was fascinating, a goldmine of intriguing information about food and associated topics. I've always enjoyed exploring the interconnection of information - how the habitat of birds and the necessity of disguise influences the color of their eggs, for instance.
For me, the challenge was the lab course. First of all, I have a slow physical learning curve; I'm always a bit behind everyone else. Second of all, I was homeschooled my entire life and then took the majority of my previous college courses online. I am not accustomed to retaining information solely from lecture format. So suffice to say ... it was a learning experience. I've definitely learned to take notes in greater detail.
Overall, the experience was intense, but I enjoyed it. I love learning; I love keeping busy. Now it's time to start applying what I've learned ...