She set off around the world with the gushing optimism of a twenty-something landing her dream job.
Lesson number one: dream jobs can still be challenging.
She accepted this. Embraced this. Learned to be open to life in all its complexity— desperate loneliness and profound community, agonizing pain and overwhelming joy.
Paradox became her normal. Her honest truth.
Contradiction revealed itself at every turn as she labored toward a life of congruence.