A Story of Snow Days and Contentment with Limits

“Come home tomorrow! We’re going to get 6-9 inches and we can play in the snow. I need a snow buddy. It will be fun!” My mom was on the phone with one of my brothers. She relayed my message to him. As I spoke the spontaneous idea out loud, I felt my own excitement for the snow growing. This would be …

Breaking Through Barriers: When Expectations Affect Daily Life

“Can you hold onto both arms?” “I got you.” “Ok, I am trying to get there. I just can’t move as fast.” “It’s okay.” “I don’t like feeling different.” I had this conversation with my mom earlier today, but you would have heard something similar in our house other days recently. I’ve been facing a new physical limitation as I …

Breaking Through Barriers: Letting Go of Expectations

Thirty. It wasn’t about the number. It was what the number represented and how everything came to the surface as a day of celebration approached. I didn’t want to turn 30. I was a mess on the inside. That birthday reminded me I was not where I wanted to be. I had expectations. My heart knew them well, even if …