A few weeks ago after a storytelling event I participated in I received an email asking me to write my story for an online essay section on Newsworks.org. At the time it was going to be some of my funny stories I've told at storytelling events and to my friends and family at times. It took some time for me to write and then the world felt like it was going to explode, so I wrote about that. I submitted two pieces and given the current state of our country the editor decided on my heartfelt piece this time. So I am proud and very happy that my writing has been published online for the first time. This really means so much to me. It is also a nod to my ability to write. I didn't always feel confident in my abilities. Honestly I often still don't. For now I'm proud and looking forward to continuing to write and share my stories, thoughts and some silliness. Check out the essay.