I found out that there are creative writing courses I can take in my university I work at. The best part - I don't have to pay for any of them. In fact, one of them is a two week intensive summer course in June that I can attend. Now I have something to use up my vacation time that will really be a vacation - a vacation into worlds abound and I'll take that any day.
The pay sucks, but the benefits are wonderful at Wash U.
I'm so excited. I can't wait for summer.