She loved life and it loved her right back.
She listened to her heart above all other voices.
She pursued big dreams instead of small realities.
She saw every ending as a new beginning.
She discovered her real measurements had nothing to do with numbers or statistics.
She was kind, loving and patient...with herself.
She woke up one day and threw away all her excuses.
She realized that she was missing a great deal by being sensible.
She turned her cant's into cans, and her dreams into plans.
She ignored people who said it couldn't be done.
She had a way of turning obstacles into opportunities.
She went out on a limb, had it break off behind her and discovered she could fly.
Excerpts from She... by Kobi Yamada
Photo by Tara Whitney