What a great birthday.

I just have to say how thankful I am for the support I have from my friends and my colleagues. So many good things are happening lately and I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by such a great group of people. 

I’m inexplicably excited to get the next couple of years underway, because I feel like I can actually see things falling into place. I’m learning, I’m understanding, and I finally feel like I’m figuring some things out. I’m really starting to realize what it’s all about <3

Never underestimate the power of a meaningful journal entry. 


Seeing news stories and reading reports about the progress made regarding DOMA and Prop 8 is giving me goosebumps. I feel so fortunate to be able to witness these rulings and all I can think about are the groundbreaking individuals from the past who helped pave the way for all of this. It’s been a topic from which I’ve strayed over the past year, what with school, but seeing things like this inspires me to become more fully involved again. While there is still a long road ahead, today has definitely been a giant step toward marriage equality. Never give up hope, because It Gets Better. Today is proof of that ♥

I may or may not know you, but please know this one thing. 

My ears are always open. Always. If you need to get something off your chest and you feel like you can’t tell anyone, I will gladly listen to you and spare you any judgment or lectures. I’ll take what you tell me to the grave.

You don’t have to ask. You are important, and you deserve to be heard. 

Above all, know this. 

I feel capable of anything. 

What a great feeling. 

Even in feeling content I feel unfulfilled. 
Like there’s always something more to do in life. 

I’m feeling great now but I know there are more stones to turn and more things to do. More people to help and more answers to discover. 

I know I’m only one person, but I’m out to make a positive difference.
And I’m confident that, even if only in a small way, I can do it one day. 


Dear Christian,

I love you!

<3 Poppa

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