I'm here to spread and honor beauty in the world. I finally get that and now it's time to own it. In some ways I don't feel I have a say in the matter. It's my truth, my calling, my purpose...it's been a long journey to this: embracing it, accepting it. For years I did personal work with the belief that once I felt whole, once I no longer felt like a misfit, I would finally get that job at Microsoft or Starbucks...because I was finally good enough, smart enough. Well now I get that I am good enough, I am smart enough and I always have been. It's been a long and winding path of healing - filled with lots of tears, realizations, rationalizations, revelations and now it's time to celebrate! Me, life, and beauty. Yes, beauty. The beauty of friendship, a joke that brings you laughter, blueberries in season, Modern Family, Pride and Prejudice, earrings, comfy socks...there is so much beauty in the world and I desire to bring a spotlight on it. The people, businesses and nature creating it. The hope of it, the possibility of more beauty in our world. More love. More pleasure. More please.