It's really got me wondering- what else can I do with this? Where else can I go? Because I'm starting to suspect that I may not be content with just a ten day course. I am probably going to want more. But can I really justify more schooling for something I'm not going to do professionally? Because the reality of the situation is that maybe what I love really is just the learning, just the having-of-knowledge. (That and the smooth running and completion of a capital-S Scenario.) It may be that, faced with the day-after-day emotional impact of injured, ill, and un-saveable people, I might not love it so much. It might be the theory and not the practice that holds me enthralled.
It's something to ponder.
In the meantime, I've also been re-inspired about my own physical fitness. Watching the EMTs in class, and seeing how fit they are, has reminded me that if I'm serious about being able to help people who need it, I need to be physically up to the task- especially since, in the grand scheme of things, I'm not that large a person (compared to most outdoorsy people*): I need to make the most of what I've got.
*(today we lined up by height... I was near the tallest of the shortest 1/4, anyway...) (::sigh::)