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Women’s Ivy League

Wow, stumbled upon this photo while searching for an “undaunted” photo. Focus on approach mindset and abandon avoidance mindset.

The seven sisters at one time were seven prestigious Women’s colleges, the female equivalent of the ivy league. Five of those colleges remain all woman schools in 2020.

Goucher College used to be an all woman’s college and was considered the eighth sister, just missing the proverbial cut.

Having visited Goucher college many times, it is inspiring to connect the dots to the feeling you get walking the campus to the original DNA.

That the original 1885 founding DNA still thrives is beautiful to behold and connect with, even though Goucher became coed in 1986.

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Journey On

Confront and experience

These hikers were present and mindful enough to recognize a dangerously lose rock and move it to a stable position. They confronted danger for someone else and experienced the peace in knowing they did what they could.

A wonderful conversation yesterday with a college freshman.

Asked, “How is college?”

A delightful reply, “When bad things happen, I’m able to confront them. When good things happen, I am able to experience them.”

Profoundly simple and simply profound.

As an adult community, we should all be so equipped, mindful, and present.

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Final 120 Days

Things can change in seconds

One month ago, he and i were in Glacier National Park. Yesterday, we ran into each other.

Things can change in seconds.

While at the airport yesterday, a last minute Glacier trip (in four days) emergency created a frenzy of internet searches and purchases for alternate accommodations during the busy end-of-Summer travel week.

Looking up for a few seconds now and then, i spot someone who looks familiar.

No way it could be my cousin. He lives in California and we are on the East Coast in an airport 1,000 miles from our home.

Had i looked up three seconds later, he would have passed by unnoticed.

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The difference between bad and good habits and rituals

Hidden dad note.

The difference between bad and good habits and rituals is simple.

Bad habits are “impossible” to break because they bring us pleasure and or avoidance of discomfort.

Good habits are “impossible” to establish because they rob us of our pleasure and thrust us into discomfort.

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Unfathomable odds

Unfathomable odds happen.

Sounds cliche, but when you least expect it, (and never when you desire it) you experience something that has unfathomable odds of happening.

For example, getting into Granite Park Chalet is literally impossible because of supply versus demand, and timing (the entire season sells out in about five minutes the first Monday in January).

Yesterday i wore a Glacier t-shirt and at the end of the day while speaking with the college president and the Board of Directors Chair, a fellow father came into the mix.

Turns out, he (Bill) and his family were at Granite Park Chalet the same time i was there with our son. Not only that, but our rooms were only one room apart.

And his youngest of three daughters is one floor directly above our son’s room.

We talked for nearly an hour.

Bill’s wife said she was feeling melancholy before our conversation and now she’s inspired. It is a mutual feeling.

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