Fuel to the Flames
When I was in middle school, a friend told me that after her mom met me she said “That Jennifer. She has a glimmer in her eye, like she’s up to something.” Truth be told, I usually was up to something, but my intentions were always good even when I didn’t get it right. Even though the phrase “add fuel to the fire” is usually used in a negative way, I try to remind myself that we get to choose which fires we encourage, which to let smolder, and which to snuff out. I continue to learn and work at it, and I find great joy in that process.
-Jennifer Angaiak Wood, 2020