Perfectionism says you’ll never be good enough. You’ll never work hard enough. You’ll never have enough. You’ll never be enough.
As I prepare to graduate from seminary in a few months, I want to celebrate my origins.
“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.