2 weeks before Steven and I got married, my dad died suddenly. 

On our honeymoon, I read a biography about a woman trying to make sense of her broken, but treasured family as she watched her dad slowly pass away. 

It prompted me to start writing about my life for 2 reasons; to remember what I no longer had, and to grow from the things I remember.


By the end of the honeymoon, I had one of my dad's old sketchbooks almost completely filled with stories and unanswered questions.