Pleasant Surprise

View of the beach in Monterey Bay, California
View of the beach in Monterey Bay, California (Miranda Hernandez)

I’ve never thought of myself as inspirational. I’ve wanted to be. I’ve wanted to a good person, someone worth being around. I also wanted to be me.

I didn’t start this website to be inspirational. I don’t think I have the market on stories of tragedy, or redemption. I wonder, sometimes, if my combative and rebellious nature is even useful. I still carry so much anger.

Today is International Women’s Day. I don’t know what this means to me. I’m not the person who fights specifically for women or minorities. I’ve spent so much of my life just trying to–be.

I wasn’t planning to write today. At least not anything for the public eye. I’ve been writing like crazy, and making plans, and sometimes it’s nice to just be.

And then I got a message, and it touched my heart. And I’ve been thinking about it all day. And I feel thankful, and moved. And always full of love.

Instagram story posted by one of Miranda's friends
Instagram story posted by one of Miranda’s friends

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