The Proust Questionnaire #1-10

· nablopomo, introspection
The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature. From Vanity Fair 1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?… read more »

Dear body,

· introspection, nablopomo
I’ve realized, recently, that I haven’t been kind to you. Both in the way that I take care of you— or don’t— and in the way that I say cruel things about you when I look in the mirror. I’m sorry for taking you for granted. I’m sorry for saying you’re not good enough, but then working… read more »

When you have a terrible, no good, very bad day.

· nablopomo, introspection
I frequently have bad mental health days, and while it's true that I suffer from diagnosed depression and anxiety, the worst days are when I'm feeling particularly stressed about work or feeling burnt out by adulthood. Learning how to take care of myself on the bad days has been a lifelong venture.… read more »

But you’re such a happy drunk.

· introspection
I don’t drink, because I am an alcoholic. I’m not ashamed to say that, but it’s not something I freely share. Because it is, oddly, not a reason that people will accept. You’re not an alcoholic, they’ll tell me. You’re such a happy drunk. To them, I don’t meet the criteria, and I can u… read more »

Perfect and pristine.

· introspection
When I was in elementary school, I would tear pages out of my notebook to rewrite them if I had made even the slightest mistake. If even one letter did not look right to me, I would need to start over. There was no question, no other option, and though I understand how silly it seems, this compulsio… read more »