I want to share some wellness tips that have been taught to me by my best friend, a true teacher’s pet: Roy. Full disclosure, Roy is my greyhound, but he is very wise and teaches and re-teaches me some very important self-care tips every summer.
Every lesson I learned that year was learned the hard way. I was at school late at night, until the custodian came in asking why I was still there. In the parking lot, I would sit in my car, willing myself to walk inside and not cry.
Regardless of how we the reader identify, we are pulled along through J’s transformation: his denial, his self-hate, his transformation, and finally his self-acceptance, and we ride the emotional roller coaster that comes with J’s journey.