140 Character Minimum: Share Your Story
Posted on February 27, 2014
Meet my best friend Red. She’s the funniest person I know.
Actually, I don’t know if it’s her humor or her infectious laugh that cracks me up, but time with her is time well spent. We’re childhood friends and NYC transplants. We were having a conversation about NPR and we suddenly had an epiphany… Everyone has a story (I never said we were geniuses).
I’ve been telling my story for some time now. For me, writing is very therapeutic, it gives me an outlet for my endless curiosity. I initially started my blog to find others who are upbeat in the face of adversity. I wanted to meet someone who was exactly like me, with the same set of circumstances. The same outlook. I now feel that were I to find that person, the conversation would be pretty boring.
And this is where my best friend comes in. You see, she has had quite a year. Her circumstances and outlook are very different than mine. But what we have in common is our ability to talk and laugh about anything and everything. And that’s what is so important. Everyone does have a story. And in every story, we can relate with our own experiences. It’s how my friendship with Red has continued to grow. It’s how we both grow as individuals.
When I asked her to write her story, she obliged (though she gleefully told me I’m not allowed to edit it in any way). I think she’s really looking forward to writing her story. I have no idea what she is going to write about, it’s entirely up to her. But this is what you need to know about Red: She has red hair. She loves pickles. She has lots of freckles. She’s up for anything. I can be myself when I’m with her. Oh, and this may very well have been the happiest moment of her life:
Here’s the thing: I hope she’s not the only one. Please let me know if you have a story to tell. There seems to be never ending space on this thing Wifey calls the Intertubes. I will give you the space and time to share your story. There’s only one rule. It must be longer than 140 characters. You are worth more than a two second glance.
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