Thursday, July 31, 2008

Transitions

We all have them. Moving around in life is nearly a necessity in order to grow and learn. Some moves are harder than others, and those difficult ones are usually the more satisfying changes we undertake. As they say, "If it were easy, everyone would do it". I think I have taken this quotation to its extreme. I actually aim to do difficult things because I believe that they will be more beneficial to me in the long run than doing something easier. My brother asked me the other night, "Why do you always have to make things so difficult on yourself? Why don't you seek to make things easy?" I had trouble answering his question, other than telling him that overcoming difficult obstacles is extremely satisfying for me. Not just overcoming them, but also coming up with a method to achieve whatever it is I may be aiming for.

At this point in my life I am one year out of college, and I want to write a book about my college experience, and what "learning" meant to me during my 6 years of undergraduate education. I want to include sports, social life, love, sexuality in the greater context of how your experience during adolescence will affect your life in years to come.

I have kept journals throughout my college years, and have written notebooks full of thoughts, feelings, ideas, events and conversations that deal with everything from depression and regret to God and success.

I want to cover the gambit, from top to bottom, and reveal what I think young people should focus on as they face what for many is a very turbulent and confusing time.

I have already begun to write chapters, my intro, and have outlined the rest, it's just a matter of putting it together now.

If anyone has leads to publishers/information on effective methods of getting published etc., I would really appreciate talking with you.

This is a very exciting time for me, it feels as though I am looking down the mountain for once, instead of up. Quite the transition.

Much love,
ZMP

2 comments:

Ned said...

wow, herzl camp! that certainly brings back memories!

i was a camp counsellor back in 1971, all the way from london!!

great experiences and great fun

Ned said...

and of course bob dylan was also there when he was robert zimmerman and living in duluth