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Imperfect serenity

I am type A. There, I said it. The first step toward being cured is recognizing the illness.

Cure may be inaccurate. The first step to minimizing the illness may be a better way to put it.

My type A behavior comes out in many different ways. But the trait I struggle with the most is being too hard on myself.

My wife's words help - I can hear her say "it's not all about you". What she means is that I don't own all the circumstances or control the circumstances that I beat myself up on. For example I don't control how someone feels, but at times I may think I do.

A Little About Me

On The Panicky Hummingbird

My name doesn't really matter, that's not really the point of this blog. I could be any of the thousands of youth who grew up in the 90's as a part of the church. And, I'm sure my story mirrors at least parts of your own. But, to give you a brief overview of my origins, read on.

Conservative Origins

I'm originally from the South, although I've lived in several places during my lifetime. I grew up attending church every week. My family would drive an hour to church and back for both morning and evening services as well as Wednesday evening prayer meetings.

Being homeschooled made church an even more important part of my life. Most of my friends growing up were girls I knew from my church. It was a very conservative atmosphere. A lot of blue jean dresses and a lot of Keds sneakers. And that's just the tip of the iceberg, but that will be a later topic for a later date.

College Years

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