“Whatever it is you are pursuing, whatever it is you are seeking, whatever it is you are creating, be careful not to quit too soon”
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic (p. 247)
Some entries are short. Very short. The following entry from September 30, 2016 featured only one sentence from Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way (2014).
9-30-16 Don’t leap until you see the landing. — Ryan Holiday
(i.e. don’t quit your job until you can recognize where you are going)
12-27-16 Morning is the most honest part of the day, and coffee is the stuff of liberation.
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 enjoyment. 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…