In December I started my classes through National Institute of Genealogical Studies, I started with the basics of the American Studies Certificate. This past week, I finished my 6th class and I am excited to report that I am enjoying all of my classes and I am also doing very well with these classes so far. At this point, my lowest grade has been a B+. Not bad for someone who has not been in a classroom in 14 years.
My last class was Religious Studies 1, which I really enjoyed. There was quite a bit of history discussed within many religions. I never really thought about the history of religion, beyond what I was taught in school. I really look forward to taking the next Religious Studies class to see what else I can learn. Being raised in private schools all of my life, I definitely appreciate any church. I think that most of the older church buildings are beautiful, the architecture and the stained glass, simply take my breath away.
So, for the three classes I have left to take, Research From Family History Centers to Family Search, US: Land Records and Analysis and Skills Mentoring, I am not sure which one I want to do next. My time restrictions are tight (with work and family) and summer is here. Do I really want to dedicate myself to studies when it is beautiful outside. There are so many things I can be doing instead, like going to the local cemeteries. I found a few older cemeteries by work which I would love to go and photograph. Not to mention, my plans for my research trip east!
Should I move forward with a class that might be easier for me to do, like the Family History Center class? Too many questions with decisions that I need to make. I guess I will sleep on it for a few days and decide from there.
What is everyone doing for the summer? Are you going to continue with the classes you are taking?