i remember that i exist only in relationship to other people and systems.
i accept that i cannot change others, but i can hold standards for my own life.
i willingly engage in and support transformative justice processes for accountability and getting in right relationship.
i create more possibilities in the face of scarcity thinking.
i act from and towards love.
~ adrienne maree brown
After our first midterm a few of us headed about an hour’s drive north to Devil’s Lake State Park.
At the time we had all only known each other for a few weeks.
In the months since, we have been navigating life together while in medical school.
When we went on this hike back in October, I don’t think I could’ve had any idea how much I would need them to get through the difficult months ahead.2