Last week, I started Uni classes again. I do my study by distance, so I just have to download lectures, write assignments, and sit exams. Which is fine. And will be even better once I am in another state.........
That being said, I miss meeting my fellow students. I attended the odd class during my first degree, and, while I don't think I learnt any more with regard to the academic stuff, I certainly gained from being around my fellow students; what can I say, I like the social aspect of classes. We are all there for the same reason, and have some interests in common.
That is what I miss most about school, the face-to-face interaction with like-minded people. I am a member of many blogs, I have facebook, and I am a member in good standing of several forums, but it's not the same. The only people I see on a regular basis are Sheldon, Grugly (oldest son) and his lady, EmB. Nothing against any of them, but I know them, they are not likely to overly challenge my way of thinking; a little, yes, especially Sheldon, but not a whole lot.
What makes this post ironic is that today, I have to go socialise twice; a friend's family get-together/birthday barbecue, and to see my SIL and her hubby. The latter, I am rather looking forward to, as we have gotten older, my SIL and I have started to get along much better. The former, not so much; I don't like being around people drinking heavily.
Maybe, one day, I will get a part-time job, and that way, I will socialise with someone outside my immediate circle (which will reduce to Sheldon). I love Sheldon, but I like to talk to other people too.