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November 8, 2012
ROADS NOT TAKEN

I studied communication and journalism. Before I split with my bachelor degrees, my favorite instructor urged me to apply for grad school. She said shed love to recommend me, as I was a promising communication scholar. I considered it, but decided to look for work in newspapers instead.

I bought a book on building outdoor play structures for children. All the plans, the parts lists. Every time I walked past that bookcase on my way to the kitchen, Id read that spine. Never built any structures. When I moved out, I packed that book in a box.