Yesterday, I asked my 6th graders to complete this journal prompt: Write a list of members of Team ____ (your name).
“Team Molly” is a concept I’ve held for a few years, as people rotate in and out of my life and, as I told my students, it’s particularly helpful to write (or think) this list during times of hardship or stress, change or loneliness.
As you can imagine, there’s a lot of transition happening for me with the dissolution of my long-term relationship as I look toward what’s next, but also take stock of what came before.
To crib a Passover question: How is this relationship different from all other relationships? And perhaps more importantly, how is it the same?
In a time like this, I need Team Molly. I need to remember it, call upon it, and utilize its members. Or, you know, I could just bump around the world doing the same things I’ve always done and getting the same results. That’s an option, too.
Who’s on your bench?