The Prison of Perfection

The Prison of Perfection

Daily we are bombarded with images of “perfection.” Every time we turn on the television, open a magazine, or sign into social media, our eyes cannot help but focus on all the perfect bodies, perfect careers, perfect families, pets, vacations, and airbrushed Kardashians. These images paint a picture of what we’re “supposed” to want, what we…

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My 2016 Permission Slip

Permission slip

Remember school field trips? The sheer joy and anticipation of spending the day outside the classroom at a play, a museum, or some other historical site? You’d rush home to deliver the all-important permission slip to your parents (and silently pray that they wouldn’t elect to chaperone). As children we’re required to ask for permission…

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A Letter to the Family that Bought Our House

School girl edited

Today, my parents sold my childhood home. It’s a historic and emotional day, as the house is the place that my Mother, Father, Sister and I have called “home” for the past 29 years. To date, we are the only family to have EVER lived in the house.  It’s an epic change, to say the…

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