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Why Don’t You Put Some Makeup On?

I posted a video about the Life Reentry class on facebook the other day and a woman commented under it, why don’t you put some makeup on Christina? At first, I responded casually. I did have some makeup on, but it’s been a long day of zoom calls and work. And then I started thinking about it. Hmmm. Did I not look good?  Am I getting old? Maybe I should put on heavier makeup next time so it stays on longer.  I should be more...

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Growing Up in One Afternoon

Sometimes you have to grow up in one afternoon.  Maybe in an hour. Five minutes, even. I wonder why we are not given longer. Why does it have to be almost instant. On the spot. Nailing us to the wall. What am I talking about? Conversations, interactions, experiences that were unexpected and gruesome. Someone saying something to you that hurt like crazy. Something happening at a family gathering you didn’t expect. You missed the...