Grad School · My Creative Writing · Personal · Religious

Beyond What I Can See

Thoughts on my graduation and big upcoming moves, both in prose and poetry.

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Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Grad School · Mayo Clinic · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery · Religious

Thanksgiving for My Times at Mayo Clinic 2.5 Years Ago, My First Dream Job 1.5 Years Ago, My Job Search and Moments with Loved Ones Now, and My Graduation in 6 Months

“There are places I’ll remember / All my life, though some have changed… / In my life, I’ve loved them all.” – The Beatles

Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Grad School · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery · Religious · Social Justice

Dear Professors, Please Don’t Consider Our Accommodations “Special Needs”

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.

Mental Health · My Creative Writing · Personal · Recovery · Religious · Social Justice

Sexual Violence is a Personal, Public, and Political Health Issue. We Need to Believe Survivors.

Believe and support the survivors in your life. Be gentle with yourself if you are a survivor. This is a hard time.

Book Recommendations · Chronic Illness · Grad School · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery · Religious · Short-term/Acute Illness

Fighting for the Present in the Middle of the Past and Future

We must integrate the reminders “memento mori” and “memento vivere” in order for us to stay present in “ordinary time.”

Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Grad School · Mental Health · My Creative Writing · Personal · Recovery · Religious

25 Intangibles I Want to Give Myself for My 25th Birthday

What I’ve hoped for and will continue to hope for this year are gifts to myself that are more far important than things.