Saturday, September 18, 2021 (Day 260)
Relaxing Music for the week: Life in the Slow Lane: Liquid Mind (9:51) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFNcHdmuHac
Question: What have you learned about yourself from your adventures so far?
Answer: I think that I’m going to take this opportunity to be really reflective on my life, if that’s okay. When I think about my adventures so far, I have moved from a “me” to a “we” mentality as I have gotten older. It seems that when I turned 50, I started to think about my legacy, not about my accomplishments. However, as my role has diminished on my campus, I have had to spend my time spinning my wheels, trying to justify the value of Life Design Catalyst work, which is ridiculous because every metric of success, both from the students and for the institutions, is positive. And yet, most people at UNCG would rather see the program gone – or maybe they would rather see ME gone. On my Friday morning workout (on the Elliptical), I was listening to motivating music, and for some reason the two songs that struck a cord with me were:
- New Day by Danny Gokey – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TrKXehB0pg
- Burn the Ships by For King and Country – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOVrOuKVBuY
The first is an optimistic view of starting over, the latter about leaving the past and charting a new course. And for some reason, they struck a chord with me more this morning than other mornings. I feel like I’m getting ready to chart a new course for my life, one that’s more focused on just doing LDC work, sharing it with as many people as possible. It’s just time for me to make it happen, more sooner than later. And I have a year to do it, before my contract at UNCG runs out.