Showing posts from September, 2016

People Pleaser to an Insane Degree

I have an exam to study for and essays to read for class and a bedroom to straighten, so naturally I've been struck with the inspiration to blog right at this precise moment. Of course when I'm supposed to have court cases and semicolons on my mind, my thoughts are drifting far, far away.

These thoughts started forming the other day, when I was walking across campus with a friend. I was describing to her a bad night I had had the weekend prior, telling her this story about someone taking advantage of my time and my desire to do good, when she started poking me in the back where my spine dips in.

I laughed, brows furrowing as confusion read on my face.

"What are you doing?"
"I'm checking to see if you have a backbone, Lauren. I don't think you do!"

I've been thinking about that ever since. She, of course, meant the comment as a joke to be taken in stride, and at the time that's exactly what it was. But you know how those seemingly innocent com…