October 12th, 2001

letters

In reverse order

After sitting through the night finding excuses not to sleep... I went to visit the web site for the first university I ever intended. I've been thinking a lot about what might have been. Where I would be... What I would be doing... Who I would love... Had I stuck it out there. And then I found this quote... And its sparked some thoughts for a possible entry in The Window. It's one of the best quotes I've ever read... because it's true... and it hits real close to home.

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. ~ Mark Twain

Where is my courage to do that? And if I ever found that courage... what would I do?

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Speaking of entries for The Window... I've got a couple written. It's just that I haven't been around my computer much. (All of my recent LJ entries were written at work.) I'll try to post something new there before I go home for the weekend.
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Good decision, Fletch.

About an hour ago, I thought about just driving home and sleeping there. If I'd done that, I would be a half hour away from home. The longest and most boring sections of highway would be behind me. I'd be 30 minutes from my own bed in a quiet house. But I decided not to drive. I figured that I would fall asleep, crash my truck and die. And I'm not sure how you feel about such things, but I do believe that would ruin my day. If it meant dying, I'm personally glad that I didn't start driving.

But now my day is pretty much shot. I need to lay my head down to sleep for a few, but at 8:26 a.m... I'm looking at sleeping past dinner just to get enough rest to be able to drive. I guess that's kosher... but I have this sinking feeling that I'll sleep longer than just the four hours I'd like to sleep. I'll hit snooze too many times. Or maybe I'll sleep through my alarms like I did Monday morning. Or maybe my body will spontaneously combust in protest of the crappy way I've been treating it as of late.

Well, at least that way... I don't have to worry about driving home.
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Tuesday's entry has been uploaded, I'm awake and I'm heading out. I slept until 2 p.m. this afternoon and have spend the last four hours doing very little. This wasn't how I had planned my Friday... but it's most certainly not the end of the world.

a window into October 9th
http://www.johndoe.org/fletch31526/1001/100901.htm
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