One last idea as I read lots of CMT stories this week. My expereince with CMT changes dramatically depending on my life. After a day like today (see A Usual Monday), CMT is overwhelming. On days when I can make choices around my challenges, the CMT is very manageable. If I were not working, did not have young children at home, and could pace my day consciously, I would have very different symptoms with CMT. I know this because I see the differences between the school year and summer-time. When the kids are independent or needy. I feel very different. Stress. Schedules. These things make everything more difficult.
Then again, we cannot put life on hold to cater to our potential challenges. Like Michele said, "If I want to dance, I'll dance. I'll deal with the consequences tomorrow."
I love teaching. I love my kids. I wouldn't trade them for a thousand good days.
So it's all about balance. And supporting one another when life gets busy. Remembering the whole. Instead of living in one corner of our lives. Be everything :)