To Frances, for her 26th

About eight years ago, I saw you walk into the room for a formal interview.

I’ve always liked how you carried yourself, how you presented your arguments and held your ground when we tried to shake you. Years later, I guess not a lot has changed — in retrospect, I think I’ve still been ruffling your feathers, unconsciously (sometimes consciously) throwing you into challenging circumstances, pushing you and allowing you to fly… because I know you can. Continue reading “To Frances, for her 26th”

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To Eah, for her 24th 

Because it is worth celebrating, no matter what. ————- I’ve wanted to start this birthday letter with a comprehensive list on how to celebrate your day but I changed my mind at the last minute. Just because I think we’re done making lists–at least for the time being. I suppose I do want you to spontaneously enjoy your day and to allow the universe to … Continue reading To Eah, for her 24th 

Prompt 4: Write an apology to someone you deeply hurt

For the next 30 days, we will be working on the daily writing prompts by Bianca Sparacino which we find truly inspiring. There are mornings when you wake up where you do nothing but stare at your reflection for a few minutes. Not because you’re vain. It’s to make sure that you are still here. That you still recognize the girl in the mirror. You are … Continue reading Prompt 4: Write an apology to someone you deeply hurt

Prompt 2: Write a list of ten resolutions you have for yourself right now. (Althea’s list)

For the next 30 days, we will be working on the daily writing prompts by Bianca Sparacino which we find truly inspiring. Resolutions. Ten is too few to cover everything I want and plan to do but ten is too many for the things I can genuinely commit to, right at this moment at least. It’s challenging to come up with a list of things … Continue reading Prompt 2: Write a list of ten resolutions you have for yourself right now. (Althea’s list)

Prompt 2: Write a list of ten resolutions you have for yourself right now. (Frances’ list)

For the next 30 days, we will be working on the daily writing prompts by Bianca Sparacino which we find truly inspiring. 1. To see the magic in everything. To catch moments of wonder. To recognize potential in the littlest things. 2. To be present. And not just on social media. To go beyond Instagram-worthy pictures and Facebook posts. To connect beyond the screens. 3. … Continue reading Prompt 2: Write a list of ten resolutions you have for yourself right now. (Frances’ list)