I Said Yes to Being Alive: An Unexpected Lover

Sway Montgomery
8 min readFeb 16, 2024

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

With your one wild and precious life?

-Mary Oliver

I don’t do this, I manage to half whisper, half speak. My voice didn’t want to cooperate in the moment, I’m not…

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Sway Montgomery

I was a baker, a cookbook author, a follower of the rules. Now I am following my passion for sharing and exploring all the rules I should have been breaking.