And at forty, having just quit a tenured faculty position that defined me for ten years, I'm dead set on stripping the bullshit away and focusing on fun and meaningful. My goal is to build a different kind of life. One that allows me to put art, adventure and athletics at center and the politics and pain far behind me. That was blissfully obvious to my daughter, but to me there is forty years of other peoples blinding expectations to peel away. My daughter must has x-ray vision.
So I'm dedicating this year, which always starts and ends September, to my daughters insight and my insistence that I can have everything.
I will be an Artist.
I will adventure
I will be an Athlete.
Sometimes the answer is as obvious as the first letter in the alphabet.