Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde
Welcome! I am a lawyer turned freelance writer, essayist, and editor. On staff at Literary Mama and the co-founder and co-editor of the literary journal, The Sunlight Press, my essays and reported work have appeared in The Washington Post, The Lily, Saveur, Civil Eats, Brain, Child, ESPN and elsewhere. I am currently at work on a memoir on grief and culture and how it provides perspective on life’s ordinary graces. I invite you to appreciate the ordinary with me. I hope my daily practice of seeing the magic in the mundane helps you celebrate and find more of these moments in your life too. Read More
I like Wilde’s words. They also make me realize how self-love is such a big part of knowing who you are, being oneself and then being able to reach out to others. The directive of the flight attendants speaks a common sense application of Wilde’s advice. “Put your oxygen mask on first…then help others…”. Trish
It’s so much effort to do otherwise!
If only it were that easy! Thanks for the reminder!