happy girl just wants to see the good cherishes sunshine and friendly souls learned the hard way that ppl don't care as much about her as she does them happy girl just wants to do the right thing Get the job done Do well in school, at work Cross her t's and dot her i's … Continue reading happy girl
I forgot my snack And you brought it to me I missed the bus one morning It was more like 3 You drove me to school when I was late You said everything I did was perfectly great Now I’m grown up and I don’t know how To struggle, to cope, I can’t disavow All … Continue reading Overprotected Turns Dejected
In a recent conversation with a childhood friend we reminisced about how much we missed growing up. And how much more fun it was than the humdrum of adulthood. A bit later that day, I found myself in a sort of middle-school-type scenario. I got my period. But I didn’t have my supplies! Ahhhhh! The … Continue reading Connecting to Childhood Self: When Was the Last Time You Were Unprepared?
Ever since I was a pre-teen, people told me I was so much like my mother. I looked like her. I talked like her. I laughed like her. I was nice like her. I always greeted these comments with a mixture of pride as well as abashment. I was honored to resemble my mother, whom … Continue reading Being Your Own Person AND Your Mother’s Daughter
One of the first things I thought after my father passed away when I was 21, was that I had the perfect childhood. It wasn't that growing up didn't involve low self-esteem, shyness, anxiety, etc.—it did. It was just that I had this feeling of gratitude that my father didn't pass away when I was … Continue reading Cherished Childhood Memories
Growing up I yearned to be invited to the gatherings of the "cool crowd." Sometimes I was, and sometimes I wasn't, and that made it all the more difficult and sad for me. Recently I got a last-minute invite to Shabbat lunch from a family whom we've been trying to have over for a while. … Continue reading Feeling More Grounded Socially
What is the time in our lives as single professionals? Just a waiting period before marriage? A purgatory which some may never leave? And if/when one does marry and build a family, what to make of all those years? Self-discovery, at times, self-destruction. Soul-searching, soul-crushing. Was it just a dream? (Or a nightmare?) Did it … Continue reading Life as a Single Young Professional
When I was growing up, I was always more interested in people than my peers were. I wanted to know about people's lives, to support them. I felt weird because no one else seemed to be that way. "There must be something wrong with me," I thought. Then in college I met a girl who … Continue reading Finding Your Posse