Recovering Perfectionist


Really Long Shower Thoughts

I don’t like not being able to do things. This year has been one where that’s something I’ve had to learn to deal with. CN: mention of attempted suicide At the beginning of the school year I came down with mono. Normally, I’m fairly healthy, physically. I didn’t get colds all that often, and when […]

December 31, 2017

I Can’t Wait


Really Long Shower Thoughts

For our whole lives, we’re told to wait for something. Wait for dinner. Wait until your dad gets home. Wait until you have kids of your own. Wait until marriage. Wait until the weekend. Everything seems to revolve around waiting for conditions to get better or change. Time is made out to be this magical […]

September 23, 2017

Don’t Give Up


Really Long Shower Thoughts, Storytime

Few things make me quite as nostalgic as a debate tournament. Now, I was never a fantastic debater. While winning two out of three rounds wasn’t a huge shock, it was still often a surprise. But I loved it. I didn’t fall in love with debate right away though. My first tournament was epic. A […]

April 21, 2015

How To Be a Girl


Really Long Shower Thoughts, Storytime

“If I were a boy, life would be so much better. No one would care what I wore or what I did.” She looked up at the enormity of the sky outside her window, laid her small head of matted, mouse brown hair on a pink Barbie pillow, and fell asleep. “I have hips. When did that […]

November 1, 2014

Return of the Fire Breathing Pidgezilla, Part II


Camp

Seeing girls grow is one of the greatest things I have ever been a part of. One of my cabin girls started the week with red beads on her swimsuit,warning the lifeguards that she was a weak swimmer. She worked hard all week in swimming lessons. On Friday she ran into the cabin at the end […]

July 16, 2014

Read It And Weep


Books and Movies, Really Long Shower Thoughts

I talk about books all the time. We know this by now, I hope. Honestly though, if you think it is bad online, you should see me in person. Sometimes, if there is a really awkward silence, I will just randomly ask someone if they have read A Wrinkle In Time. But I haven’t always […]

May 12, 2014

Fear


Really Long Shower Thoughts

Another pair of weeks went by without a post. You know, this time though, I did write. I actually wrote several full posts, but I didn’t put them up. I was scared. Scared for a bunch of reasons. Scared that my thoughts wouldn’t be well articulated. Scared that they would be inflammatory. Scared that they […]

May 5, 2014

A Bubbling Brook


Books and Movies, Really Long Shower Thoughts

After my post A Boring Character went live I had several people telling me I was wrong about myself. I didn’t really see this until just a few weeks ago. How could I be anything but boring? Nothing has happened to me. I’ve had a fairly comfortable life. Recently, I started writing a short story. This […]

February 12, 2014