The majority of my summers in life were spent with a bathing suit as my skin. I lived at the pool – between swim practices, hanging out with friends and lifeguarding – and we entertained ourselves in creative ways and competitions. Most notably, I was the unbeatable champion at Sharks and Minnows, most likely
YOU ARE ENOUGH.
My parents have given me a lot in my life, and today, being my 29th birthday, it is an apt time to think about them with gratitude, for without them, I wouldn’t exist nor be the type of person that I am today. 29 years ago today, my parents gave me life and love,
NOT JUST A FLAMINGO.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. Life can sometimes make us feel like we just blend in, that, despite how outlandishly unique as we might be, we are just another flamingo among an endless number of flamingos. Nothing could be farther from the truth, but in a society where