I am taking a break today from working navigation problems. Class was brutal over the weekend with 13 hour days spent in class and studying. I was burned out on Sunday evening but had work to do.
Thus far this week, I have been working on navigation problems for most of the day, although I took time out to go to my home group on Monday evening and to take my wife to an evening event at the city aquarium. We went out to dinner afterward which really was a break that we both needed.
Tomorrow, I've decided to spend the morning going fishing with C. We are heading to the creek at sunrise and will have until lunch before the tide is high. We'll fish the incoming tide for spot tail bass. I can feel the need for that "cool change" to be on the water.
The Sea School class has been a disappointment in the sense that the instructor is dull, passionless about the material, and not energetic about helping with problems. He reads the text to the class, almost word for word, except for his mispronunciations. If I had not taken the piloting and seamanship courses over the last year, I would be totally lost. Not everyone can impart knowledge, even though knowledgeable.
My solution has been to find videos on line that show how to work the problems and to review material from the previous courses I took. I think that I will do well if I continue to review and work the assignments given.
This has pretty much been my life since last Friday. I did go by to see my father-in-law on Sunday evening to bring him some deli cupcakes, chips and pretzels for Father's Day. Tomorrow evening, I have a CPR class, and will begin the full day of class again on Friday morning at 8 AM, continuing through Sunday until 6 PM.
I have no idea what you have been doing but am planning to spend some time tonight doing my best to read a bunch of blog posts. I can see that if I don't take some breaks, I'm going to burnout. The fishing trip tomorrow is going to help me get away from the chart table both physically and mentally.
I know that I have a tendency to hyper-focus on topics that interest me. I am goal oriented and driven. It's time for me to strike that balance that smooths things out.
I'll end with a few photos from the aquarium.