This is the start of something new

One-sentence journal begins today.

(No, that’s not today’s entry.  Neither is this parenthetical.)

And before today’s entry, a little exposition.  This idea is inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s book  The Happiness Project, which I highly recommend.  Even if you’re one of the truly rare, truly happy people, I think you’d find value in all the work & research she did into the subject.  Further, while it’s called a “one-sentence” journal, I’m not holding myself hard & fast to that description.  But the idea is that because daily journaling (or blogging) can be an overwhelming commitment because it feels like you have to write a hearty, beefy entry in order to make it count – a totally arbitrary definition or construct that is easily discarded once you acknowledge its nature as such.  So why not label your journal as a one-sentence journal?  Also an arbitrary construct, but one that’s muuuuuuch easier on our already over-scheduled calendar.

Final caveat:  labeling it a one-sentence journal does not in fact make a requirement of the stated length; I won’t be holding fast to that, and I might argue that if you did, you’re basically still beholden to an arbitrary construct that’s almost as difficult as the one you just jettisoned.

Today’s entry:  Had an extremely arduous 14-mile run across the GGB & around the Presidio, and didn’t even eat the way that a run like that usually entails; kind of like reading 40 books over the summer for Book It! just to get coupons for eight free personal pan pizzas for free from Pizza Hut, and then remembering that you don’t really like Pizza Hut.

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