woman * good hugger * seeker * coffee drinker * mother * feminist * daughter * far cry from perfect * loyal friend * believer that the secret to happiness is gratitude * fairy godmother * chocolate lover * girl with a dirty mind * loud laugher * triathlete/marathoner * little crazy * sister * dreamer * environmentalist * wild spirit
i am. . .
passionate * in need of both peace and chaos in my daily life * intense * scarred * compassionate * emotional * obsessed with purple * sensitive * seduced by music * incredibly stressed by money * renewed by beaches AND mountains – by cities AND farms – by solitude AND big gatherings * broken but not defeated * the jackpot winner of the friend lottery * yearning to live in an inclusive, whole community that values difference * doing what i can * learning to be an explorer in my own life * in it with all my heart
“i am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. i have a right to be this way…i can’t apologize for that, nor can i change it, nor do i want to… we will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful…we realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid. it is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.” ~ alice walker, the color purple