This post I originally wrote on November 19, 2012 – almost exactly 5 years ago. While my life looks a whole lot different now, I still make sure that I fill my bucket. In fact, now that I have kids, it’s even more important than ever.
NaBloPoMo Day 17
The other day, one of my clients started to ask me a personal question in the domestic violence support group I run. I could feel it coming.
“Hey Melissa, I don’t mean to pry into your business, but I was just curious…”
My blood pressure started to rise. I could feel my armpits start producing more sweat than usual, which meant that I’d soon soak through my shirt and be stuck to my cheap office chair until lunch. My face started to get hot, and I knew, I just knew, that my face was starting to turn red. I hate that.
So which question was it going to be? Was I married? Did I have kids? How long had I been doing this work? Do I know what it’s like to be a victim of violence? Did I have to use a prescription strength deodorant?
“…how is it that…
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