Hi there! I hope you’re not bothered by this but I might have submitted an application twice (I don’t remember if I did the first time, but submitted another yesterday). My apologies! I look forward to hopefully writing for The Ascent! Let me know if there is anything else you may need from me.
Lately, I’ve caught myself saying “I’m not cool enough for that” or “I wasn’t cool enough to know” in regards to things like knowing someone who runs a party space, or how to get alcohol as a teenager. I always went about thinking those things weren’t my type of cool anyway, but never voiced it.
This story brought me to tears. You led us through a beautiful journey in so few words and photos, but I felt like we were all right there with you the whole way. I’m so glad you got to spend this time with your father, and that you were able to connect amidst all that fear of judgement.