Tag Archive: memories

The Moment I Knew I Was Fat

I stood on the scale, perfectly aware that I was being judged. This group of girls weren’t the loving, friendly, supportive kind that I would become friends with in the next year, these girls were malicious, backstabbing, and cruel. They lived to make my life hell and kept pulling me back in with promises of…

The Red Brick House

The house sits back from the road led to by a long gravel driveway. It’s red brick trimmed in red shutters and white siding, a big house with an attached garage and room for a big family. It’s where I spent time swinging from a rope that attached to the tree out back, its sturdy branches lending…

Loving Las Vegas

Sunday we returned from Vegas, the city that doesn’t sleep. It was an incredible three days filled with blisters, flashing lights, sirens, honking horns, and boobs (not mine). I had won the trip through Cineplex and was so grateful for the chance to go back and experience the lights, sounds, beauty, and buildings all over…

Look Back and Smile

My laughter escalated as the group of us giggled through class, and the professors face changed from that of concentration to annoyance as she looked at me with frustration. I had long been the loud one in the class, always looking for the opportunity to make others laugh and unfortunatley that moment was not the…

From Bullied to Bold

When I was in grade six I was bullied. Horribly. I would burry my head under the covers and wish I didn’t have to get out of the bed and endure another day at school listening to the song my peers had made up about me. I begged to stay home and pretend that the…

Everything I Never Want to be

I heard my name called from the other room and was asked to join the others. I was sure it was something I had done wrong, again, and sighed as I approached the board room. We all walked on egg shells, held our breath, and asked how high when we were told to jump. The tension…

16 Year Old Self

Dear 16 year old self, You know me; very well, we share the same face, skin, eyes, body… Oh that body. Wouldn’t you love to have a different one? Well, appreciate the one you have now. You are gorgeous and don’t see how beautiful you really are. Weight? No. Stand tall, find clothes that flatter…

Giveaway Bin

The box was filled to the top and overflowing with bright pinks and white’s, stripes and polk-a-dots, and ruffle bums. Tiny shoes that I couldn’t believe ever fit her feet, bloomers that were missing their counterparts, and dresses that would be shirts on her now. I started going through it days ago but had to…

One of the Good Ones

Dearest Teacher, Remember me? Sitting front row in your class, looking to my left, then my right, waiting for my “peeps” to file in. Yup! It was my first year of college and I was determined to make it memorable. I was 20 years old, had been shy all through highschool, flying under the radar,…