Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven principles that act as strong values and moral guides.
I spent the 2018-19 school year as a Special Education Instructional Aide. While not having all the duties of a teacher, I learned a lot about the kind of teacher I want to be. I learned what works for me and what doesn't when it comes to classroom management and building relationships. I've learned more about what my values are when it comes to building my classroom environment.
I saw a post on Facebook that read, "Build a friendship before marrying someone. Marry your best friend." It got me thinking about what that actually means.
My husband has Crohn's Disease. He was diagnosed in November 2017 after a year-long battle with the illness that left him 60 lbs lighter, missing 14 inches of the small intestine that was taken out—because it was necrotic—following a colostomy, and an ileostomy, both of which have since been taken down. His surgeon described his GI tract as "looking like a bomb went off inside him," and stated that he wouldn't have been alive by Christmas 2017 if they hadn't caught it when they did. We had been dating for two months at this point.