The other day as I sat in the baggage claim area of DFW airport I was witness to the beauty in the everyday.
At 8-weeks-old a puppy that we named Paddington O’Malley came into our world. It took a few days for all of us to get used to the interruptions to the routine that a puppy can cause.
6th grade. I barely understood my body and what was happening to it. I barely understood myself as a person, as a woman, as a voice in the world. I was always a quiet, shy kid who observed life, watched others and formed my own opinions. I was incredibly independent in that I loved being outside playing with friends until my mom would call me in for dinner. I always told my parents where I was going and who I was going with … it came naturally for me … I never gave them any pushback about it.