AG stopped by to check on me today. She graduated last semester, but stays in touch. She surprised me by saying that she did not understand “how I do it”. I asked her what she meant. She listed teaching four classes, living 65 miles from campus, getting a doctorate, traveling to speak, etc., managing internships, faculty advisor to student PR group, plus being a wheelchair user, and on and on.
I gave it some thought. Here’s how:
- I have a loving and supportive wife.
- I love what I am doing so much.
- It is how I think about it. That is perhaps best captured by Richard Bach in Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Jonathan told his student Fletcher, “Your body is nothing more that your thought itself, in a form you can see. Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body as well.”