Free to Wear Purple

Free to Wear Purple

I grew up knowing these 2 random facts: my mom didn’t like purple and my grandmother didn’t like purple. They were both very against the color. So that meant nothing in their wardrobe related to purple. And we just knew not to consider anything purple as a...
A Part of Our Family

A Part of Our Family

There is a freedom that comes with growing up as the only girl in the house. I didn’t have to share clothes, take turns with the girl toys, or wait for my sister to hang out with me when she moved up to high school. Having brothers is different, but we still did...
When we are no longer the same

When we are no longer the same

When I think about my life, it can be funny to realize the moments that stand out. They’re not always the ones you’d imagine. Sometimes it is a big event or reaching a milestone, but other times it’s a small part of a chapter we remember. There are...
A View of the Ocean, part one

A View of the Ocean, part one

Today I’m sharing Part One of what I wrote at the beach last week. Come back tomorrow for the rest of it. Day 1, afternoon I’m writing with a view of the ocean. And the warm breeze blows through my beach-y hair. It’s a mess, but I don’t mind. We’re on vacation...
September 11: thoughts and a poem

September 11: thoughts and a poem

Senior year began the Tuesday before everything changed. Both of my brothers had already left for college. I heard the news about 9:30 in the morning. Environmental science class was ending and the word of what was happening in New York City slowly spread through my...

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