The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

I Fell in Love at Camp

She didn’t feel the same

One of the most exciting events of my childhood was being able to go to camp. Sleepover camp was even better because I got to be out of my house and away from my parents, particularly my mom, for an extended period of time.

My mom didn’t like me as a child. She never said it, but her lack of affection or praise spoke to me loud and clear.



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Lisa Alexander

English professor, yoga teacher, failed Greek Orthodox. Searching for wisdom, clarity, and a fresh bag of circus peanuts.