I once read that the reality show "The Bachelor" heavily encourages its contestants to use the word "journey" when describing their time on the show. Producers fear that using words like "competition" or "process" will take away from the romance and whimsy that producers so desperately try to create.
Instead, if contestants use "journey," it maybe feels more like they are on their way to the fairytale of a lifetime. "Process" and "competition" run the risk of making it sound like this is actually a show asking people to get married after six weeks of kind of dating and show themselves at their worst. So they say "journey" instead.
So I'm writing to you today to tell you — my god, this week has been a journey.
Yesterday, Chancellor Folt and Provost Blouin announced that Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Winston Crisp will be retiring later this month after 26 years at UNC. Read more about his legacy and career here.