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Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Jan 27 2011

we can work it out

there have been multiple occasions now on which i’ve assumed i’ve hit my lowest point. i’m finding i can always, always, go lower, as if my life is a neverending game of Sad Limbo.

so far, my lowest point happened two nights ago. as i stared at my bleeding scalp and the mascara streaming down my face, sobbing so hard i felt like i would vomit, all i wanted in the world was for the lice treatments to work. i felt utterly hopeless — in the face of lice? that’s ridiculous, right? i don’t know. battling disgusting creatures on my head feels like the straw that’s breaking this camel’s back. because no matter how hard my roommates and i are working to overcome it — and believe me, we’re doing everything, and they especially are SAINTS — we could easily fail. and i simply can’t handle the possibility of chronic lice, nor of a shaved head. not this year.

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