Foresight Prep Diary 2*
I should know better. I started writing this in my head last night while jogging, the only free time I’ve had. This educational program is designed to be a fun, yet intensive experience. To think that it should be any less consuming for me is foolhardy. And yet… As we approach the end of the two weeks, I’ve lost any initial tug-of-war between teaching and my other undertakings. I’ve always enjoyed immersive experiences, whether it be music, sports, or working in my darkroom as a teen. But I’ve never loved one pursuit enough to be willing to sacrifice others for it. I admire those friends of mine who have. The multitude of challenges presented by sustainability efforts provides an ideal canvas for my multifaceted interests, however difficult it may be to balance them at times. "Running is my thinking time,” a friend of mine once exclaimed. Jogging down the path at dusk, contemplating this essay, and other unresolved issues, is its own enveloping experience, a necessary part of the larger, all-consuming whole.
*I’m currently in the middle of six weeks of teaching several groups of teenagers about sustainable innovation. The Forecasts during this time will be inspired by this experience.