It is hard to want something—I mean to really want something enough to dream it into existence. Some people would say that you earn it, or work hard for what you want, but for me, achieving anything starts in the act of manifestation. In knowing to my core that whatever I wish is what I deserve, believing it possible, then trusting that I have already made it happen."
"...shit happens more often than not. But, here is the thing: all that really matters is how you come back from it. The important thing is what you do next. Life is all about the rally."
It is easy to sit in judgement of others, to overlay our beliefs about how the world works onto their reality...What if we stopped seeing our way of life as a right and instead understood our days as filled with privilege?
The following is my Goddard MFA graduate reading given July 2013 in Port Townsend, Wa. This is an excerpt from my memoir These Are Not Secrets, the story of a young poverty-stricken mother who makes a reckless and horrific bargain with a dangerous man to gain security for her children. How she survives and is eventually … Continue reading The Day Every Girl Dreams Of – Reading