My story begins with my mom, my grandmother, and a body of water.


My anxious-avoidant rebellion against a horrible tradition

Exit sign with stick figure shown running out the door
Exit sign with stick figure shown running out the door
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And I have a new role model (Spoiler alert: It’s not Meryl)

Meryl Streep as Julia Child on her cooking show, smiling in the kitchen
Meryl Streep as Julia Child on her cooking show, smiling in the kitchen
Screenshot from “Julie & Julia” (Official movie trailer | Columbia Pictures))

“Often when gifted actors impersonate real, familiar people, they overshadow the originals, so that, for example, you can’t think of Ray…


Make your 100:1 bad to good ratio 10:1 following the template of entrepreneurs who’ve done it (multiple times)

Illustration of woman kneeling in her closet with question marks over her head, accompanied by photo of Jennifer Hyman with exclamation marks in her thought bubble.
Illustration of woman kneeling in her closet with question marks over her head, accompanied by photo of Jennifer Hyman with exclamation marks in her thought bubble.
Cropped photo of Jennifer Hyman by Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch (CC BY 2.0). Background image from freepik by vectorpouch, edited by the author on Canva.

“…what if the closet was a living thing?…”


A letter to my wildflower friend

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There are magical moments in life, even when you’re old enough to deny it.

Photo by Benjamin Suter on Unsplash


It hasn’t stuck, but I still ran with it

SETTING - BALI, 2019, MID-AFTERNOONJESS squats by the side of a road during a walking tour.POSE ILLUSTRATION BELOW:
Photo by Trevor Buntin on Unsplash
COMBINE POSE ABOVE WITH AWKWARD, STIFF VIBE BELOW:


Who knew I could gain soft skills by working on grammar and syntax?

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Localization and the micro-influencer community that geo-exclusivity creates

McDonald’s with turquoise ‘M’ arches
McDonald’s with turquoise ‘M’ arches
A McDonald’s with turquoise arches. Photo source: Public Domain.


And how they targeted a community that’s not afraid to pay

Moleskine notebook in glass case
Moleskine notebook in glass case
Photo by a friend of the author

Jess Eunse

I’m all over the place.

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