English Journal Prompt for 09/24/12

If you had to write your life story, what would the title be? Why?

The first title that comes to mind is “Todd Vogts: A Lesson in Mediocracy.” However, perhaps I’m being too harsh. Mediocracy isn’t the correct word. I just feel as though I haven’t had too many adventures.

Sure, I’ve visited New York (on St. Patrick’s Day no less), Boston, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Portland while in college.

I’ve seen “Rent” and “Chicago” on Broadway, and I saw “Wicked” while in Boston.

I’ve taken a road trip with two of my best friends to Tucson, Ariz., and back.

I’ve traveled to Reno, Nev., and St. Louis, as well as several other states.

I’ve spent many a night with family and friends laughing until we couldn’t take it any longer.

I’ve published a novel, and I have been a firefighter, in which I saw things I never thought I would see and will never forget.

As a journalist, I have worked for several publications and even ran a newspaper by myself. I have owed my own business since I was 18.

I have successfully chased a new career in education, which I throughly enjoy.

I have a loving family and friends.

Really, though, I’ve been pretty lucky.¬†Blessed even.

So maybe my life hasn’t been overly exciting and filled with crazy adventures, but it is far from mediocre. I’ve sure enjoyed the heck out of it. No matter where I’ve been or what I’ve done, I’ve had a lot of fun, and I don’t think the fun is finished just yet.

I think the most fitting name for my life story is as follows: “A Blessed Work In Progress”