It probably seems rather silly to spend days contemplating a title for a journal and then realize you are merely using the process as an excuse to keep from actually starting the journal. But I had a vague idea that I would need a title, and nothing was coming to me. Finally, I kicked myself mentally in the ass and told myself to get on with it.
"Defying Gravity, Decreasing Mass"? Part of me thinks it is kind of lame. That is most likely my wonderful sense of self-worth speaking up. Part of me thinks it is perfect. I am a physics major after all, and gravity and mass are, you know, important.
"Defying Gravity", of course, is also a song from the musical "Wicked", and comes at the point when Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) first casts the spell that makes her broom fly. So it's about overcoming fears and conventions and letting go of the past illusions to be greater and better. Plus, for me, it's represents getting off my lazy, rather large butt and moving around.
"Decreasing Mass" is obvious and is the overall goal here. Duh.