hello there, friend,
when i first approached you about collaborating on something last year, i'll admit i was hoping to continue something almost exactly like habit... when i realized that habit was ending, i was so sad. like many others, i had been reading habit almost every day for the better part of it's six years. i loved habit for the way it combined images and words. it often reminded me that we are not alone on this journey of living as women... whether daughter, sister, mother, wife... we are so much more alike than different.
writing here has become a way of paying attention, much like photography and gratitude. when i write, i am more keenly aware of what i am thinking, feeling, and wondering... more aware of what is going on around me. there is an internal and an external noticing that i'm not sure would happen in the same way without this space.
your idea to write letters between us allows for more depth, which i love, but what i hope we portray as we write is the same... we are more alike than different. as we move through life, as we pay attention to ourselves, to those around us, and to the world, what i hope readers recognize here is themselves.