Monday, August 29, 2016

Journal 2, Jordyn

     My name is Jordyn Jackson and this is my first semester at OSU-Marion. I recently moved to the Marion area from Ashland, Ohio. I am in school for engineering. I enjoy working out, eating, hanging out, playing video games, and eating. I actually don't like working out, but do it in order to balance out the pizza and tacos. An interesting fact about me is that when I lived in Texas, I used to box fairly well I would say, and would be called in to spar with professional boxers like Errol Spence and Leo Santa Cruz. Also, I can eat an entire large pizza in one sitting if I put my mind to it.
Jordyn not tool

     In the introductory material, an overall theme of passion for what you do stood out to me. The writer David Isay seemed very passionate about people using their respective creative outlets. Of the three profiles, Robert Shields stood out to me the most. He was clearly very passionate about the diary that he kept. This interested me the most just for the sheer dedication that he put in to maintaining the journal. The effort that Shields had to use in order to keep the journal on track and accurate was very intriguing to me. I personally do not see why someone would choose to do this willingly as hobby without pay, but it is still a cool thing from a relative point of view. The only question I would have for Robert Shields would be why, which they already asked.


  1. Hi Jordyn!
    I think it's interesting that you like the Shields profile the most. I was just mind boggled by the fact that he took minute-by-minute notes of his entire life. It was like he wasn't even living life, but simply writing it down. It struck me as almost sad, but I also strongly respect him for doing it. It obviously gave his life purpose, which is wonderful. I did enjoy the effect that the writers used at the end where the put in his actual diary entry about the interview, I thought it very cool.

  2. I agree with you as well Jordyn, I actually said the same thing. I couldn't imagine doing something and then logging exactly what I did for how long I did it. What struck me was that his answer to the question and it was that he didn't know why, and that it was just simply obsession. I can't see myself doing something that was my own idea for that long and not being able to explain why. I agree with you, all the same.


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