HOW TO DEAL?

If you're in pain, let me reassure you that you don’t have to be ok. You’re allowed to come a little undone. All those tiny cuts that make your heart ache, you get to feel however you need to about them. You don't need to rush to a solution. You don't need to show everyone how strong you are and you don't have to share your inspiring story of overcoming.

Your heartache is your property, if you want to invite others in, great. If not, that’s fine too.

Do with it what you need, not what others expect you to need. 

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Modern Patriotism

Patriotism is defined simply as “love for or devotion to one’s country.” I love this country not for what we are, but what we can be. When push comes to shove, I really believe that we show up for each other. In times of tragedy and triumph, we recognize that we’re all in this thing together. Disagreement on how to manage government is a fundamental part of our patriotism, but I’d argue that how we choose to shape that conversation defines us. 

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