“The Road Not Taken” Journal

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8-31-18  6:39 AM, kitchen table, Crow’s Nest

And this begins my first new journal now that I am back in Michigan. Moments ago I completed Colorado Journal #6 by penning two pages about the discomfort I experienced at last night’s Orion/Oxford football game. It was a tough experience, but I think I have diagnosed the reasons why. And doing so can help me set up a situation where I don’t experience the same familiar tensions and discomfort in the future. I want to create a new football experience, one that boosts my levels of joy, pride, satisfaction, and engagement.  And I can do that now that I have returned to Orion with a new intention, a new perspective, a #### new sense of myself — one that is actively evolving…

Note — While transcribing this entry, I winced at the recognition that I had used the word experience four times in four successive sentences. But that is the way that journal entries can work. I begin composing, and sometimes I don’t think too much about word choice. Although I taught English for 15 years, I still find writing to be very challenging.

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