I finally got to study King Lear at a local highschool in the evenings, when I had more energy. Writing the papers was hard, but overall the subject was fascinating to learn, and fortunately Ken helped me over some rough spots. I managed to get through the year and decided to take on two courses a week. I was still somewhat resentful I didn't get this stuff during the five years I spent in vocational school, but proving to myself I could do it helped me move on.
Learning French was my next big challenge!