I'm better at these big decisions when I get a chance to ease into them. December was just a bit hectic this year (this year?), and I didn't really have time to think about school. I did the same thing last semester without the benefit of a good excuse. There was no Christmas in July, as far as I can recall.
So here we are again with the start of classes just over a week away, and I have none. No classes, that is. You can argue amongst yourselves about whether I have class. I don't think I want to hear what the consensus is.
It looks like I won't be taking that algebra course. It looks way like it, because the school wouldn't let me sign up without taking a math placement test. They offer the test almost every day for the next three weeks, but I need time to work up to these things. Dropping everything and showing up with my number two pencil would be so unlike me.
My choices now dwindle to bagging the whole idea and staying out another semester, or finding some class I'm not all that enthused about and enrolling just because they'll have me. Whatever. The best thing I can do now is stop obsessing about it and make a decision. Do you see the problem? Making a decision now means making a decision with time running short. It means settling for a second choice. It means...
It means staying home nights, I guess, taking the test some time between now and July, and getting a fresh start in the fall semester. Every time I go through the course schedule I get less inspired. The classes that seem halfway interesting (that I haven't already taken) are either offered only during the day, or the have a prerequisite — usually the algebra class I wanted to take. So I'm kind of fixated on that, and nothing else stirs me.