Tag Archives: growth

Surviving A Stressful Situation When Only One Person Likes You

14 Nov

Me in my mid-20's

Before I went off to spend the rest of my 20′s teaching English in Tokyo, I had a short stint as a teacher / aid at a school for the mentally challenged.  My particular group of young adults were 18 and had Autism Spectrum Disorder. Even though I had always felt a need to help [...]

Why I Am Writing This: Two Spirit-Crushing Episodes

31 Oct

The first spirit-crushing episode of college: When I was a freshman in college on the west coast, after half a year of not taking my class too seriously, the teacher sat me down in an evaluation and suggested I leave school.   My professor, Chuck, asked me “What do you want to do?  What are [...]