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.
This practice has become a yearly tradition of mine – a way to keep boldly imagining the future.
Perfectionism says you’ll never be good enough. You’ll never work hard enough. You’ll never have enough. You’ll never be enough.
How did I end up with “Illness to Wellness”? Others believed in me – and now I do, too. The name I almost used doesn’t make sense anymore.
I am who I am because of my cracks, and yet I am moving on from a simple “well, I learned” response to my past.
We must integrate the reminders “memento mori” and “memento vivere” in order for us to stay present in “ordinary time.”
May my journey of integrating my past, present, and future serve to inspire and guide you in yours.