\GUHMP-shuhn\ , noun;
1.Initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness.
2.Courage; spunk; guts.
Gumption can come and go. I think some folks naturally have more spunk and courage, sure. But I feel like my gumption has returned to me as of late. Yesterday even, actually. My initiative is through the roof, my optimism is leading me to be resourceful and aggressive. I have started drinking water from a coffee cup, perhaps this is tricking my brain and making me think I’m hopped up all day long, thus I gumpt away. Today I read a poem by a gem of an alumna from 1951 and I was extremely moved. Moved to the point that I wrote her a letter, typed out her poem, made it into a poster for my new office, and will probably send it to my friends and family if I get her permission. What a gem, who wrote about Mars Hill in a way that I’ve longed to be able to.