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Blow On, Great Wind!

September 01, 2005

Have you ever had one of those days when everything just seems to *click* into place and you say to yourself, "Yeah, yeah, this is exactly what I'm supposed to be doing?"

Today was that day for me.

My apologies, dear bloggy friends, for my lack of blogs lately. The time period between coming back to the States and starting classes was a time of readjusting and intense evaluation of my life. Now that I have seen a bit of the world, experienced just a smidge of what life has to offer, and tasted the fruit of my own hard work and determination (you think my trip to Europe just happened?)... the next step was to answer the very difficult question: What's next?

I'm never content to just plod along aimlessly, taking step after mindless step, doing what I *should* be doing just to reach some goal of which I haven't fully decided I want to reach... much of my youth was spent doing exactly that. I'm older now and a little bit wiser, and I've learned that I need to set my course before I can really feel the wind in my sails (if you'll excuse the metaphor). During my adventure of a lifetime, my travelling companion and I often discussed the concept of the Great Wind. "You cannot fight the Great Wind," Rick would say to me, and I wouldn't argue that point... but I think it's possible (and excuse me please for continuing the metaphor) to be a rudder, if you will, ensuring that your sails are open and your, uh, boat is point in the direction the wind is blowing. You might not know where you are going, but somehow, you'll be on the right track.

Today was just a great day! I'm digging my classes - I love the way everything in my classes seems to tie together. My job is rocking hardcore - I had my first session this semester at the Writing Center, and it was a great one, reminding me of exactly why I'm doing the job I'm doing. I got a delicious and free lunch (both excellent qualities) at the Commuter Connection lunch and got introduced to the Setonian's editor -and- got my first assignment all in one fell swoop. (Thanks a BUNDLE, Dr. J!!) And, and this is just conjecture at this point, I think I've figured out what I want to study in grad school. Rock on!

So how's your day been?

Moira at 09:17 PM :: Comments (3) :: ::

My day has actually been going fairly well.

Moira--I don't know if I'll be on campus today afternoon. I got to drop something off at Dr. Jerz's office, then I might be going home.

Posted by: Lou Gagliardi at September 2, 2005 01:06 PM

Glad to hear things are falling into place. If you'd like to hint at your grad plans, I'm listening. (Or absorbing photons through my retinas, at least.)

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at September 2, 2005 04:01 PM

Lou - sorry i didn't get back to you. we'll get together next week, a'ight? and i'm glad you were having a good day. Is today going well too?

Dr. J - I'll definitely pop into your office sometime soon in order to chat about the future and whatnot. What are your office hours this semester?

Posted by: moira at September 2, 2005 10:19 PM
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