Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday, Monday.....

Walked for well over half an hour yesterday, day-two of my challenge - just another 28 to go and if it's to become a habit, then it has to go waaaaay beyond a mere 28 days. I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, I have been working through some of the links in The first post I decided to read was titled "How and Where to Educate Yourself." It's basically a listing of free educational sites on the internet. There are direct links to Udacity - I tried one of their computer courses once. I didn't finish it - not sure why. But the course was well presented and they have lots more courses, not just on computers and code. Maybe I should have started at code academy, which is also listed.

Assortment of used books

The link I chose was 12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself On-Line For Free. Now that would be144 a.k.a. a "gross." This site has convenient headings, such as, Science and Health, Business and Money,  History and World Culture, Law, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, English and Communications, etc. Listed as a sub-heading under English and Communications was a course called "Life-Writing" - A complete text of the 9-week writing class a professor taught for years at UCLA.

I opened up week one. I could maybe do this in a year :) It wasn't difficult and it was presented in a very easy almost humorous style, but it was "packed"!!

Now if you thought that your average Monday was going to be busy, try adding one of these courses into the mix.

Have a perfect day!!


  1. Good for you in establishing that walking in the morning habit, Carol, and I would be willing to bet that it won't take 28 days to be hooked! I walk every morning and I love it! And thanks for the link to that website. I'm going to pick out some of those links to check out for my kiddos' schooling this fall. SO COOL!!

  2. MIT has had openware courses forever- and now have a program with Harvard. They are great places- for the self-motivated!

  3. Why pay if all you want to do is learn something? Now if you need proof, do you get some kind of certificate? And Roy is right about having to be self-motivated. Thanks for the suggestions.

  4. I'm trying to develop some good habits right now too! I think the more set in our ways (hardheaded too?) the more days we need to actually embrace a new habit.

  5. Good for you, Carol! If I didn't have a dog that needed a morning walk, I think I would easily find some excuses not to walk, especially when it rains! Those online courses sound inviting!

  6. I am now trying to do yoga every morning, but I am not very good at actually doing it. As for the online courses, well, it looks good. But where do you find the time?

  7. trying to do chi kung each day...