While beginning my research I’ve had the impulse to think that I have to find something important and meaningful in Authoring Your Life. Something that meets my expectations and the expectations of my research. I’ve now realized that in doing so I have prevented myself from encountering unexpected and new information. Also, that any outside research should help support claims in the book and not the other way around. After letting this mindset go I am re-reading parts of Authoring Your Life that I’m using in my research in hopes of discovering something that I’ve missed.