I have spent much of my time lately reflecting on the year we’ve had and the present moment we’re in. I have viewed these monthly notes to you all as time capsules.
Fighters, all of us, wear battle scars to show where we have been. It is ok to do a little dance halfway up the mountain. It’s okay to take a rest and heal.
Everyone is different and what works for one person will not work for another. That is inclusive wellbeing.
With semesters coming to a close many of us find ourselves returning home or—in some cases—never having left. It is December and we are sitting in a pile of string.
Let’s sit down and study the intricate ways our minds make connection from the weight of our experiences, the conditioning of our environments, and the noises we have heard, absorbed, and rebounded.
It takes a lot of energy to change and many of us are absolutely drained. This year has been an extended metamorphosis, so what stage are we in?
Summer is meant for swimming—even if you dislike the water or don’t know how to swim. Like a lot of people, my own mind is a place where I’ve been swimming a lot lately.
I’m half white and half Latinx; looking a certain way and acting a certain way has always kept me halfway “in the window” and halfway out. Our individual experience shapes our perspectives in these conversations.
We have overcome. We, the humans of NIRSA, have caught each other when the world turned upside down.