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Welcome to my blog!  I document my life, in all it's messy imperfections.

The Best Person I Ever Met

The Best Person I Ever Met

Have you ever met someone that completely shaped your outlook on life?  I feel that way about Jacob Alexander, a man I was lucky to know during my early adulthood.  Jake, dubbed the king of Golden Gate Park, walked the length of the park from his Haight-Asbury home every day for years.  On his walk, he befriended every person he encountered, no matter their age, race, gender, or other qualifying descriptor; he was legit friends with everyone.  He embodied kindness, humor, and openness and I genuinely feel blessed to have known him.  He is my model of how to be a good person, being authentic, unapologetically himself, and kind to everyone around him.  Jake passed away several years ago, but his memory lives on strong.  I carry him around like a talisman.  He is my iPhone wallpaper and I have a small thumbnail image of him on my computer at work as a gentle reminder to stay true to myself when life gets a bit aggravating.

I could continue to sing Jake’s praises in writing, but I think it’s more worthwhile to share Katie Payne’s (of That Girl Katie Design) video, documenting Jake’s daily walks and his philosophies on life.  I hope this video offers a bit of positivity and inspiration for you- https://vimeo.com/35594225

Relief and Grief

Relief and Grief

Is This Me??

Is This Me??