So far, this has been a pretty good month for me. I’ve had some better, hopeful things happen recently and I’m feeling a hell of a lot better than I was.
One lynchpin of this sudden change has to be my new workout routine. I’m really trying to make this a daily ritual, including heading towards volleyball again and going for long walks. It’s been pretty good thus far. I’ve got a bit of a way to go in terms of reaching my goals, but still, it’s worth the challenge.
Another aspect of my personal progress has been my re-discovery, as it were, of some of my older interests, such as ancient history and science. It’s kind of quaint, perhaps even ridiculous, to consider these long abandoned interests of mine (I did start at Queen’s as a history major, after all). But still, it’s inspired to me to commit to a project this year.
While I was at King’s, I was very impressed with the Foundation Year Program there. I honestly wished I had had the opportunity to take it (although I suspect I was far, far too undisciplined and reckless back then at age 19 to handle the workload).
So, here’s the deal: I’m going to take the FYP reading list and read all the texts in chronological order. Everything from the Epic of Gilgamesh to Dante to Fanon – the heart of Western civilization’s intellectual foundations.
So first up is the Epic of Gilgamesh. You’re probably thinking what I’m thinking – this is crazy. Well, I’d love to give this a go and hopefully find all the books in some form online or used.