1) Rewind: What did you value at 13?
I valued my weird group of artsy friends, my portable CD player, and
my very first "flip" phone. I was obsessed with the lyrics and themes
of the musical RENT, though not "Seasons of Love," because it was
2) Play: What's important to you today?
Still my friends, my loved ones, and my various communities. I don't
do well on my own, and look forward to any kind of gathering with my
people. And if my people aren't around, well, I value the friendship
of my cat, Daisy.
3) Fast Forward: What do you commit to doing for yourself, your family and your community?
I'll commit to slowing down. Letting things sink in. Finishing my many
projects. And spending even more time with my loved ones, family, and
communities. Hopefully on the beach in Hawaii.
Becca Grumet is a writer and producer of sporadic content. In her spare time, she hangs out at the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management, where she is told she will receive a masters degree in 2016. Her thesis will be released as a scholarly personal narrative on being Jewish at Burning Man.