we should be providing a safe space for our young people to be who they are.
when the world seems like pure chaos,
at hurricane speed,
you have to hold onto something.
whatever it is.
whatever it takes.
how my recovery journey began.
how it continued.
what it took.
why i even did it.
two candles do not cancel each other out.
life is more poetic than that.
we light up rooms together.
if you want to be fully you,
all of your pieces must be present.
i’m here to say they are welcome here.
we’d be fine to stay within the boundaries, but hopefully you have bigger plans for yourself than living a “just fine” life. you were made for adventure. for a whimsical, magical life. you have gifts the world needs.
more than an open letter to the pastor who kicked me out.
a message of hope to the ones left behind.
we will be your home, your wilderness, your biggest fan.