Performance Standards (or, how my deconstruction started)

When I was in my twenties I had a year where I had the Midas touch. Almost anything I turned my hand to turned to gold. Job interviews, fitness, completing a bunch of items from my long-and-exhaustive to-do list, repairing friendships — nothing was too hard. Even challenges I had faced the previous year were easily mended. Any small blips — a relationship ending, a friendship souring, a small dent in my car — that could easily be written off as a test from God, or Satan getting in the way.

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Lisa Birch

Lisa Birch

I like books, rubber ducks, 90s pop music and putting words on paper. Wrote a thesis on romance. Failed roller derby fresh meat 5 times (and counting).

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