A dictionary has many definitions for the word "need". Until October, when I decided to take up a challenge by a friend to not use any Internet for a whole month, I didn't really understand what I needed or even why I needed it.
A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education supports our knowledge that successful navigation of the changing climate is complex, and we and other institutions must continue on a proactive path in order to succeed.
Although it is assumed a misfortune to have a disability to handle within your life, there really should be no shame or pity in having one. Those of us with disabilities are proven to have superior skills to adapting to our environments.
Examine what holding patterns you may be settling for. Tell yourself the truth and examine the options. When two people are making skillful relationship choices, there is no limit to where things can go.
I have navigated treacherous territory before. From experience I know that barks are worse than bites -- that no matter how scary, dedication to one's authentic journey takes precedence over fear, overcomes obstacles and provides ultimate protection.