It’s G2K (Get 2 Know) day over at Revenge of Eve. Here are this week’s questions:
*Who is your hero?
*What is their superpower?
Always keeping a positive attitude and a sense of humour. She’s 101 and starting to dement, so she’s a bit disinhibited. The last couple of years she’s started badmouthing her ex-husband (my grandpa) and how badly he treated her. I think it’s awesome that she’s no longer bottling up all those emotions from so many years ago, and instead she’s just letting her rip.
*Where was your first kiss?
To be honest I don’t actually remember, although it wasn’t until I was around 19 or so.
*When was the first time you fell in love?
My first boyfriend. I think I was 22 at the time.
*How did you know it was love?
He became my whole life. Not the healthiest thing in the world, looking back.
*Why is love important?
The feeling of acceptance that goes along with love (or should, at least) is wonderful.
*Journal prompt: Write about your first love.
C was a bit of an ass. We got along very well as friends, but rather than accepting me and my life he expected me to become more like him. It took me a few years to realize that’s what was actually going on, but I’ve learned from him that I deserve to be with someone who accepts me 100% exactly the way I am. I also learned that there is no room in my life for people who run in the other direction when I get sick.
A couple of years ago, I randomly bumped into him in a park after not seeing him for almost 10 years. I was really unwell at the time, and barely able to string a coherent sentence together. I made a half-assed attempt at polite small talk, but couldn’t manage it, and just turned and walked away. My reaction bothered me because I hated the idea that he would think he had the power to upset me sufficiently so as to make me non-functional. But such is life.