I am in Sea School for the weekend. Today was a long one, but the material was interesting enough. I think that I have a fairly good grasp of the material. Tomorrow, class will start again at 8 AM.
When I got home this evening, I wolfed down some dinner and went back over the material from today and began to prep for chart navigation tomorrow. I am glad that I still have the stamina to put in a long day of class work and evening study. I had to smile at one of the young fellows in the class who took a nap at lunch and didn't wake up until we were over an hour into the afternoon session.
One of my strong suits has been sheer determination. It served me well with studies and a research career. It also worked against me terribly for all those years that I thought my determination would make sense of alcoholism and change my loved ones to being how I wanted them to be. It's another example of how a character asset can be a double edged sword and work to my detriment.
I don't have time to make comments on your posts, but I will do so when I get a chance. For the moment, I am reviewing what I learned in some of the piloting courses that I took last fall. I'm glad that I did some prep by taking those courses because I can see the befuddled look on some of the faces of those who have not done this work before. It surely is a lot to cram into a few days. All of those years of focusing in meetings and being an intense listener is actually helping.