Reflecting on the Journey – Jessica’s Experience (Part 1)

We understood that genuine connection with others through shared vulnerability can make a huge difference in combating both comparison and isolation.  After thoughtful deliberation, we determined we were ready to dive into a shared blog as an attempt to both share that feeling of connection with others as well as provide an outlet for our interest in writing.  Despite my “stage fright” of others reading my writing, I felt a surge of confidence knowing that I was not entering into the journey alone. 

Keep Celebrating

At some point, we seem to lose the excitement for celebrating another year of life.  What would life look like if adults once again harnessed some of that genuine kid-like excitement of celebrating special days?  And, of course, growing out of celebrations extends beyond birthdays, especially when considering the additional layer of when we expect things to happen.  For example, reaching personal goals or completing educational and employment milestones. 

Blogiversary Week 6: Breathe, Truth, and Hope

I originally wrote this piece only a few weeks into our spring school COVID-19 closure. And, it is safe to say that our stress levels continue to remain high. However, the suggestions in this post continue to be applicable. First, breathe, take the time to slow down, focus on your breath, and actively calm down your brain. Second, find the truth. As I wrote in this post, “I have found that focusing on truth and being aware of the impact of my thoughts on my feelings and actions makes a difference. Fear should not get to control this (or any) situation.” And last, “look for the helpers.”