THINGS I'M REALLY GOOD AT
My self-indulgent list of talents on a day when I'm feeling a bit useless.
- •Eye makeup.Strong game.
- •Rock climbing.
- •Braiding.This is what I do when I go out to bars. Braid a strange woman's hair. She actually was pretty sweet and normal, but definitely a stranger.
- •Memorizing.I loved to be read to sleep, and I loved hearing the same stories. My dad would sometimes nod off while reading but he'd start talking nonsense. I would wake him up and say, "no, daddy. That's not how it goes." I was 2.
- •Making dinner out of whatever is left in the fridge.Top ramen noodles (no flavor packet), miso powder, arugula (1/2 of which you need to throw away, the other 1/2 is questionable but hey, you're cooking it), the last egg, the last two frozen dumplings from Trader Joe's that are covered in frost and possibly fossilized. Legitimately delicious soup.
- •Being depressed.
- •Being manic.
- •Shutting it all down.
- •Bringing it all back.That's where I am today. Pushing back into the world (I hope). Focusing on being proud that these cycles now last days instead of months. Hoping they get shorter and shorter until they're gone.