“There are places I’ll remember / All my life, though some have changed… / In my life, I’ve loved them all.” – The Beatles
We, your students, long for full inclusion and an embrace of us and our gifts – and that’s different from what we’re usually getting.
We must integrate the reminders “memento mori” and “memento vivere” in order for us to stay present in “ordinary time.”
What I’ve hoped for and will continue to hope for this year are gifts to myself that are more far important than things.
I wrote this article back when I was on leave from school. Though my situation has changed, the core message is the same: I am enough. Even if I can do nothing, I am enough.
I believe in not just giving things up, but replacing them as you go along. I’ve discerned more about what does and does not work for me.
Part 3: Mental health. The free or low-cost accommodations and products that help keep my mood up.