I am Enough

There‚Äôs this one scene in the movie Pretty Woman where Vivian is lying in bed with Edward. The dialogue goes like this: Vivian: People put you down enough, you start to believe it. Edward: I think you are a very bright, very special woman. Vivian: The bad stuff is easier to believe. You ever notice […]

You Get to Decide

I can remember my very first “she did it anyway” moment so very distinctly. I grew up in Istanbul. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to go to the United States for college. I talked to my parents during middle school and made sure they knew my plans. I scoured every magazine […]

Embracing Yellow (and Embracing Me!)

Some time last year, I went to a class about personality types with my niece, who is also one of my very best friends….when we sat down and started reading over the materials…and the types of personalities that were categorized into colors……..she said to me… “you are definitely a yellow.” I read over the description […]