I do not want kids. I do not want kids. I do not want kids. I do not think it makes selfish, heartless, or narcissistic. Very early on, when I thought I wanted kids, I realized I just wanted to name babies and dress them sometimes. I can […]
BACKSTORY During the summer of 2017, I decided I was going to surprise Austin with procuring tickets to PAX East 2018 as an anniversary/Christmas/ early birthday gift. After years of hearing his friends ask him if he was going, hearing them brag about their experiences, and Austin watching […]
Becoming my friend is a long, arduous process. It usually takes me a year or more before I feel like I can be myself and until then, it is one-sided conversations, lots of head nodding, and me deflecting personal questions so the other person continues to talk about […]
Yesterday, I had the honor of listening to Michele Norris speak in person at a wonderful Women’s Forum. If you do not know who she is, she is an award-winning journalist and author and was the first African-American female to host a series on National Public Radio (NPR); […]
What annoys me is there are things that I am proud of that do not generate as much excitement as the idea of me having a significant other. I have bigger accomplishments than just being “off the market”.
My resistance and admiration of D&D stem from the same places, which makes every session so damn conflicting. It involves interacting with other people, which I hate. It involves working together to solve problems, which I hate. It involves sharing your ideas, which I hate. Lastly, it involves thinking of things on the spot, which I hate.
This is how is goes for me, someone acknowledges me in some way, and I immediately want to disappear. Why is that? Shouldn’t I be thrilled that someone noticed me? The attention, the unsought validation, should make my heart flutter not fold over so it becomes tinier and tinier.
This is where it starts. A vague idea and a dash of creativity.