Great read, Sarah and congrats on the top writer status! I, too, was both shocked and excited when I got that email from Medium. And passion is absolutely the key to writing anything great. Readers can tell when someone is really passionate about what they’re writing about.
P.s. — I missed it initially, but I bookmarked your article on P.S. I love you. I was in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend for a year and it was so hard. Thank God for technology! Haha