Beginning is the hardest part. That goes for just about everything. If there’s something I’ve learned, having crested what is (mathematically, at least) “middle age”, it is that I’m actually not as good at beginning as I would like to tell myself I am. I’m ace on the accelerator. Give me a direction and I’ll get us there. When Opportunity knocks, I answer. I grab it by the lapels and give it a big, mushy kiss. I bring it in and pour it a drink. We’re best buds, Opportunity and me.
Bill Borders seems to be the sort who doesn’t ponder a bad decision too long before jumping in, which again is something to which I can relate. He signed up for the 5-day leg of the pilgrimage almost immediately and then let the organizers know “I can do the whole thing if you need someone.”
On Aug. 26 (Saturday), the University of Notre Dame will celebrate the completion of the Notre Dame Trail, which will commemorate Notre Dame’s 175th anniversary. The events on Aug. 26 will be free of charge for all who register. Activities will include walking the final three miles of the Notre Dame Trail, participation in the 175th Anniversary Mass and a celebratory picnic with entertainment on South Quad.