Why am I reminding you of this part of your past? I suppose it’s to remind you that even though you’re not that uncertain, frightened 22-year-old anymore, there are others who are. There are young women entering the workforce for the first time that may find themselves in situations where they feel powerless.
I know you want to save the world and fix all the broken souls? I’m with you in this mission, but are we damaging our own souls in the process? Are we shutting the doors to our own needs?
My Dearest and Bravest Warrior Friend, Today you texted me. Today you told me that one time you thought your life was over, but now you realize it’s just beginning. I didn’t answer your message because I needed time to think about how I wanted to respond. I’m always good for a random, cheesy line that is just barely passable… Read More
A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Daughter Dear 20-Year-Old Daughter, Here we are. It’s the eve of your 20th birthday. We’re spending it in our typical low-key fashion. You’re on your laptop working on homework. There’s a cookie cake resting on the counter that has already been halfway eaten (devoured). We’re passing the time watching funny commercials that are rudely interrupted… Read More
Why I’m Not Always on Your Side Dear Youngest Daughter, I thought you knew. Maybe I took for granted that you understood that I am and always will be your biggest fan. Lately, though, it’s come to my attention that from time to time that you don’t feel like I’m on your side. The first time you slouched in… Read More