Transplants from all over bring their city lifestyle to our slower setting. We are creating this wonderful, vibrant, integrated community here, and I am really proud to be part of it.
Airports are without equivocation the best place to people–watch; folks are coming and going to and from all corners of the world.
Even when we go on vacations, expecting a time for rejuvenation, we tend to be active, planning our trips around things to do. But in my case, it’s only when I spend time doing a lot of nothing, alone, that I really feel the most rejuvenated.
Parties are something that is not only fun, but often for the benefit of the community.
The heart of embarrassment is the fear of being judged: we think someone is going to think something about us. We think that if we lack something – some knowledge or ability to do something on our own – it’s considered a weakness. It’s as ridiculous as it sounds.
Every relationship is unique. Every relationship requires concessions – you are willing to do whatever it takes to show your love, and your partner will do the same.
I love being a lesbian. Every day is an adventure through the emotional ups and downs of the women of my community. But we must collectively admit that we can be incredibly dramatic. When I get on a plane, leaving behind people and things I would have been involved in, I get the opportunity for perspective.
For Jodie Foster and probably many others, ‘coming out’ is mostly for actual circle of friends and family, not the general public.
One of the first things that people started asking when I announced I’ll be getting married this summer was whether I plan to change my name. My last name, already, is hyphenated because my father took on my mother’s maiden name attached to his. Over the years it’s been a source of pride for me. I always that it was cool that my dad loved my mom so much that he didn’t want her to be the only one to change by getting married.
Many people struggle with the understanding of what they want to be when they grow up. I am not only speaking of my young friends; age matters not when you have challenges in life. Some believe it can be reduced to a one-word answer: doctor, lawyer, teacher, chef, electrician, nurse, journalist, minister etc. That is [...]