Three weeks ago I started the Diploma of Psychology via 'flexible delivery' (online). It's through the Australian College of Applied Psychology, Melbourne branch. I think technically all flexible delivery students are students of the Sydney campus because that's head-office and that's where all your paperwork is sent, but I've signed up to go to Melbourne for all the workshops etc. At the end of the year (assuming I meet all learning outcomes) I gain my Diploma of Counselling, and plan to shift to Melbourne to transfer into the 2nd year of either the Bachelor Degree of Applied Social Sciences (Counselling), or Applied Psychological Sciences (Psychology). At this point I'm leaning more toward Psychology because I'm thinking I'd be more employable, even if you did want to do counselling once I have my degree.
I've been to Melbourne several times throughout my life. My longest time spent there at once (in the city itself) is 2-3 weeks. Being a country-town boy, I don't know how I'm going to adapt to living there, but every time I go there I really enjoy myself. I'm kinda partial to the idea that there's no fields to harvest, lawns to mow, nor lack of public transport. I'm a gamer anyway, which basically makes me an outcast here, even with most of my family, I think I'll fit in fine.
I have a lot of family down that way, in surrounding suburbs and such, that are all connected by rails. A lot of them work in the city, and spend anywhere up to an hour each way on the train every day just to get to and from work. Seems like a crazy way to live to me, but it's what people there do if you want to live in a house and not some apartment building in the city. I've at least two or three good friends living there, that used to live here, so at least I shift there with some friends and family to visit occasionally.
Around the same time I started my course it was my Birthday (19th), I received a graphics tablet. That was a truly amazing gift. I've used it a lot since then, but not nearly as much as I'd like to. As I found myself with more and more course-related reading to do. You can see some of my digital drawing efforts at l33tderp.tumblr.com -I post a lot of draft/W.I.P. stuff there that doesn't make it to DeviantART. Probably just because of the convenience of the Tumblr app more than anything else. That, and I like how Tumblr arranges your images in one stream in order of when you posted them. DeviantART doesn't really have anything like that, a real 'blog' type feature. Clicking in-and-out of every single drawing you want to read the description for does get a little tiresome.
I might go back to some pose research, sketches of hands, etc with my Tablet for a while. I find when I'm trying to make avi art for people on gaiaonline, my mind goes blank when I'm trying to come up with a pose. But as soon as I have something to look at the rest of the drawing (and sometimes colouring) process doesn't take me very long.