Dear Andi,

Yeah, I often feel that I missed that one day in school when they taught … pretty much “everything else.” Things like less awkwardness, more self-love (hell, I’d settle for self-like on most days!), independence, etc. I usually feel behind the curve ball, and for years was too afraid to write & try to publish. Even now I live & write & publish in & through fear — that is the only difference. I do things even though I am afraid. It would be lovely to do those things & not feel fear, but that may come years in the future, if ever.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.