In the past few months, I've been looking for "what's next" in my love of Religious Studies. A dear friend has been emailing me about a fantastic class that she's taking next quarter, and has been lovingly asking me if I'd join her.
Initially, I emailed the admissions people to see if I could take the class as a special student. The costs are high. $2000 is a lot of money for a single class. (And of course, it shows my age when I find myself thinking "It cost less than that for a whole quarter of classes back when I was at UCSB." Then again, I'm realizing that this years' freshman at college were born the year I graduated from high school.)
My friend IMed me again today and asked what I was thinking. We chatted and she asked why I might not audit the class.
In a crazy turn of events, I've just emailed a professor at UC Berkeley's Franciscan School of Theology asking if I can audit his course. I'm thrilled and can't wait to hear back.
I'm crossing the "do at least one thing a day that scares you" line item from my list now.