Thank you for responding. It’s been interesting hearing what is personally meaningful to different people. How do we even know our level of expertise until we are beyond it?
Sometimes we stumble through, sometimes we have a mentor to guide us.
A friend of mine with Parkinson’s was particularly happy for the MRI part. He’d had a lot of brain MRIs and didn’t know anyone else who had been through that.
As for “how” vs “what”: it’s not so binary. Writing a message, reaching out, having a relationship, ending a relationship, going to work, moving to a new city: these all indicate GREAT functionality, living, struggling, reflecting, feeling. Maybe it’s not all whoop di do, but maybe there’s some of that — in the mountains, seeing a sunrise, checking hubski.