I have a problem, and I am willing to admit it. I seem to have become addicted to education and coursework. After finishing my degree last year completing 25 years of education, I should have known I couldn't quit suddenly.

Long ago when I was an undergraduate student, I had wanted to study more on computer science and electrical engineering, but it didn't fit into my schedule in my final year.  (I had done all the coursework for the first 2 1/2 years of a degree in engineering as electives, but my honours math and physics courses filled up my final years). And I can't get a formal engineering degree know because apparently there is too much overlap with my mathematics degree - and I really don't have the time to devote to it now anyway.

So this last academic year, I have been secretly auditing courses and doing directed studies just for fun. So far I have completed about six senior electrical engineering courses (on linear & non-linear circuit analysis, and on signal processing), three computer sciences courses (on advanced algorithms and on computer graphics), and even an honours level course on industrial robotics. I don't know if they will ever be useful, but they certainly are interesting.

 Now that the academic year is ended, I am going to try to pursue other interests for a while. But I have no doubt that before long I will be back in classes. I just can't help myself :)