Goethe had the belief that mastery is only achieved through our limitations.

Think about it. What have you mastered from your disease?

I know I have learned humility. I would say patience but in reality, I do lose my patience regarding my limitations. I try to be humble when I do snap, I admit it, explain why then try to reframe my thoughts. I am doing the best I can. I usually get frustrated by my own desire to navigate the world the way my old body used to be capable of.


It has made me more creative… not in a Goethe kind of way… But a “have to go to the bathroom, but there is nobody to help, so I better figure this out pretty darn quickly.” kind of way. And I will just say two words that still haunt me. “Lunch Tray”

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