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and I just don't really care about finishing it anymore. I know it's bad of me, but I'd completed all the important tasks already and just couldn't make myself care enough about the remaining ones to update when I did complete them. So, I've removed the list from my sidebar. I'm proud of myself for completing the ones i did, since they were important to me, but the remaining ones just didn't seem worth it anymore.

Don't get me wrong, I still have goals. Quite a few, in fact. But things like watching 101 movies and reading 30 books for pleasure aren't really going to enhance my life in a significant way. I'm sure I'll make a new list in the future, but I think that working on it over a span of 1001 days is a bit long, especially considering that most people's goals change a lot during such a time period.

It's been fun and I'm very happy that I participated, and I'm glad that I accomplished what I did on the list. But I think it's time to move on from it now and set my sights on other, more meaningful goals.
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School, I mean. I was worried, but now I think that maybe I was being overly pessimistic. I looked at the requirements for each of my four online courses, and honestly they seem fairly simple if I keep up with the readings. I've already posted some things for several of the classes, and while the majority of my textbooks haven't been delivered yet, nothing is really due this first week anyway aside from some class discussion posts.

My astronomy course is a bit more of a challenge. It's not an online course, but is called a distance course. Basically, that means that I answer questions and do labs for the textbook material and send these to my professor via email. Which is pretty much what I do in my online courses. The difference is that there are 5 exams, each of which has to be proctored, or monitored by someone official. It wouldn't be a big deal, except I don't know if I can find a suitable proctor in Scotland.

I think what I might do is try to take as many of the exams as I can before I leave. Yeah, I'll be cramming, but as long as I have some knowledge of the material I should be all right. Able to pass them, at least. The great majority of the points in the class come from the questions and labs anyway, so I might just go ahead and take the exams over the course of the almost three weeks before I leave. I have my textbook and the study guides, so as long as I'm not really doing anything else I think I can pull it off.

Also, I found out something cool. The online classes end December 16th, just like the on-campus ones. However, the distance courses (of which Astronomy is one) have a course deadline of March 1st, 2009. So I basically have an extra three months to complete everything.

I'm not planning to fall that far behind, and I have a schedule mapped out in my head. Still, it's nice to have that safety net.

I also emailed my advisor today, and if I pass all my classes this semester, I only need 5 more.

In early spring I have to fill out a formal application to uni in Sweden. That should be fun. lol.

But, yay! I can do this.


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