7 Fun Links

Hello, Friends! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. Derek is in Austin, TX for SXSW (jealousss!) until Tuesday so I’m here holding down the fort in San Francisco. This morning I was awakened by the long, low-sounding wails of the Bay’s foghorn. Because we live within earshot of the Golden Gate Bridge, these feeble […]

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2016: The Year of Adventure

Ah, 2016. What a beautiful and surreal 365 days. Now, I bet I know what you’re thinking. 2016?! It’s almost the middle of January — time to shift gears to 2017. And while I agree, I just couldn’t bear the thought of moving forward before properly saying goodbye to one of my most favorite years […]

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Doors of Brooklyn—Thoughts on Making a Home

Home is different for everyone. Home can be a big house or a tiny apartment. Home can be a temporary location, like a vacation in the mountains, or permanent, if you are so lucky. And everyone isn’t. Home is where the heart is, as they say. But what makes a home?

I think it’s the people, not the place. Stepping over that threshold evokes a special feeling like no other, made greater by who is on the other side. And a door is there to close behind you. A door is the first and last thing you touch when making the transition between the outside world and your home. A door leaves it all behind, if you allow it. It protects. It welcomes. It keeps the world outside.

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Dear New York, I Still Love You…

Dear New York,

My love for you will never fade. While it goes without saying, you were a great lover and your beauty will forever be carved in my mind. Your enchantment. Your excitement. Your incomparable energy. I will always remember.

New York, please know I’m leaving a better person than when we first met. And that’s because of you. You challenged me, on a daily basis. You taught me how to be daring. How to take risks. How to not settle. You empowered me. Because of you, I am more confident. I am more courageous. I am fearless. I am on my way to becoming the person I’ve always wanted to be.

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