I have bitten the bullet.
I'm entering again into the world of higher education. On the student side. Previously, I have ventured back into the classroom, but the pupils survived my Greek Readings class. This time I'm on the receiving end, not the giving.
I am pursuing the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School near Chicago. I have 10 classes and a project to get a doctoral degree, and I hope to be smarter on the far end of things. For those who care, I'll travel up 2-3 times a year for Monday through Thursday class periods.
But I'm relearning how to learn again. I have leisurely read 30-50 books a year for the past 13 years. Now people will be asking about them, reading my papers about them, and so forth. Sheesh. What was I thinking?
But it's a good, new, old discipline that I'm getting into. It's stretching parts of my brain that haven't been stretched in a while. I'm looking forward to the challenge.
Learners grow. I'm counting on that.