January 6, 2010

she's come undone...

maybe not undone
but
I am
::
I told myself awhile back that I
could never
would never
take an online class
because
"they just aren't me"
but
I lied
::
I'm in a class
with 186 other students from all over the world
and
even though this is only
day 3
of an 8 week course
I'm loving it
::
yes yes yes
and
she's scrumptious and funny and real
and
she makes us think and write and take photos and laugh
and
well
really
isn't that the greatest class you've ever heard of
::
and
the best part
I can have a snow day or a sick day or a skip day
anytime I want
and
if I want to go to class in my pajamas
I can
and
if I want to eat cookies and drink tea while I'm listening to susannah talk
I can
and
if I don't show up until noon because I was dancing and reading the mail
nobody is going to send me to the principal's office
::
wow
if high school had been like this
I would have been a straight A student
::
excuse me now
but
I have to go to do my homework
while
sitting in a tub full of bubbles
::
gosh I love school
~



50 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great way to go to school. Wish we'd had it when I was a student. But they barely had computers when I was a student.

    I've been wanting to tell you that I love the name of your blog. So simple and so very clever.

    Also, your photos really appeal to me, many of them touch me.

    Thank you.
    Greg

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  2. Oh yay! I took Unravelling last summer and the way I looked at taking photos took many huge leaps, many more than after a technical photography class in the spring. The journaling exercises are incredible too. So glad to hear you made it in because registration dries up within hours. Happy unravelling.

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  3. Any class where you can wear your pajamas is a class worth taking.

    I agree with GregoryJ....the name of your blog always makes me smile and think.

    BTW, I am so in love with the baby in your previous post!

    donna

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  4. awesome, I'm in the same class!!

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  5. Sounds great!! I considered signing myself up for this class...but didn't. Will be glad to experience it with and thru you!!

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  6. Beth, it sounds like a whole new world has opened up for you. I wish you all kinds of pleasure from your class, and maybe all the others that will follow!

    And, as usual, a gorgeous photo.

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  7. I've taken online classes and I love them too. I love webinars even more!

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  8. I am a former Unraveller - I've been through both courses, the first last summer and I gotta tell you, fun it was and soul-opening and much tougher than I'd expected and I don't know if it's Susannah's magic or perfect timing or what but I cannot over-exaggerate what a difference it made in my way of thinking about me. There was one week that was particularly hard and that seemed to be the one that did it - there is a flow to the program and by the time I got there, I was ready, I thought, but still, I was a wuss. Susannah was full of kind words and gentle prodding and voila! I was over the threshold and it's been all uphill since.

    Have fun!!!
    Debi

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  9. Wow, fantastic Beth! Sounds brilliant! Sounds like my kind of class!

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  10. Your photo reminds me that I need to go to the coast immediately even if it is freezing :)Beautiful!

    Your class sounds great and I know you will have a great time with it.

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  11. i want to go to school too!

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  12. now that going to class in pygamas really sealed the deal. enjoy!!!

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  13. So far I haven't taken an online class, but you make it sound like it might be fun. Thanks and have fun. I can't wait to hear more about it.

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  14. Yea shool is fun when I read this. And ooohh you made me laugh silly girl. I can totaly imagine you going to school in your pj's while eating cookies and dancing in between my friend.

    Happy times in class.

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  15. I too am taking an on-line photo course! I never remember school being this fun and interesting! I would have gotten straight A's too!

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  16. Sounds like wonderfully positive steps on your journey. And you made me laugh w/ your comments on my blog. You are so damned lovable!

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  17. How wonderful ! Yes, that kind of learning can be wonderful, especially if the guide (Susannah sounds wonderful !)is good and you can give yourself the permission to go at your leisure.
    Enjoy your unraveling lovely Beth !

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  18. i wanted to take the class but missed the registration. boo for work.

    i'm so happy you're enjoying it - i think susannah is rather divine. you know, like you.

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  19. How wonderful. I'd love to know more about his class. And, that photo is scrumptious!

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  20. Any class that you can sit in a tub of bubbles and do homework is for me! I love online classes. They are so freeing! Love, love, love your photo!! Beautiful!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  21. Class in my pajamas! Now THAT's what I need! Lovely, lonesome image!

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  22. OH WHAT FUN....I have also romanced the idea of an online class, but this really inspires me Beth...I just may follow your lead and sign up for one...now there are so many to choose from...can't wait to see what emerges from your bubble bath, barefoot, PJ clad day!! HAVE FUN!

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  23. Oh, I am so jealous. I really, really wanted to unravel. along with my little bit of jealous is a great big bit of happy for you. Can't wait to hear more.

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  24. how wonderful for you! sounds like a great start to a new year.

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  25. It's like the coolest twist on home schooling ever!!!! I'm jealous!!

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  26. I want to hear more. I still can't figure how an on-line class works and I used to teach at a University so you'd think I'd know...but honestly, I can't fathom it... So you'll have to tell me; after you towel off.

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  27. sounds like so much fun - can't wait to see what you create! i am taking misty's portrait class online starting this month and cannot wait! :)
    xx
    s

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  28. your beach image is really so special Beth...someday i would like to take that class, I am so glad you are enjoying it!

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  29. I just checked out Susannah's site -- so neat! I wish I had even minimal chemistry with a camera so I wouldn't feel like a flunky in this class though.

    Maybe someday...

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  30. That's fantastic, Beth. I just checked out Susannah's website and the course sounds very interesting. I hope you enjoy it to the fullest. I might have to enroll in the spring.

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  31. what a beautiful setting!

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  32. and on a separate note I am going to online college (ha) this year as well! getting excited!

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  33. LOL so true...if school was this enjoyable...man...I wouldn't have cut class as much as I did in high school.

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  34. oh gosh you are making me envious! I might just go ahead and quit highschool now. This online class may be the way to go for me!

    Love your picture as well.

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  35. Oh I've been dreaming of taking that class for some time now.

    Someday!

    Glad you are able to take it. Can't wait to hear more about your experience!

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  36. I am so jealous!! Wish I could go with you!

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  37. I'm a newbie here. Love your photography and your writing. What I was tickled about the most was that you are doing something you never thought you'd do.
    Maggie

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  38. That's so awesome! I'm so glad you're enjoying it so much! You deserve it!

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  39. Where can I find this class. I hadn't heard of it before.
    ?????

    Glad you are loving it!
    xo

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  40. I think I'll use your blog title as my motto for this year. I love it and it reminds me that there is no shame in being me. What a find your blog is. What a lovely and inspiring place to visit. Expect me to pop round every now and again. Just keep the kettle on.

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  41. so glad your having fun, homework from the bath. I could do this. I have been thinking of taking a course. just not sure where my embracing will take me.

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  42. i'm so jealous!!! i wanna go to that class too.

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  43. so glad you are enjoying your class. sounds wonderful.

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  44. Wow, this sounds awesome to me.

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  45. oh yeah this sounds like school to love! xo

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  46. oh i took that class the first time around and absolutly loved it. enjoy my dear.

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  47. I've been eyeing this class for a long time...sounds wonderful...

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  48. Fellow classmate... love your words here and your pictures:)

    Mel
    xo

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  49. That sounds like MY kind of class! You will have to give us details on it and update us on what you are learning! Enjoy!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth