A few years ago, I was asked to give advice to current high schoolers at my alma mater. I shared how much I’d changed.
Perfectionism says you’ll never be good enough. You’ll never work hard enough. You’ll never have enough. You’ll never be enough.
“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.
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 rarely talk about my faith on this blog, but it’s time to share some of how I’m getting through an unexpected and challenging time.
At this point in time, I have no material things I want or need for my birthday. In that case, what would I get if I could?
I have been given so much and worked so hard in this past year. Here are my notes to you (and to self).