No. 42: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

About a year and a half ago, a fellow camp counselor whom I worked with at a summer camp said to me, “I cannot believe you have never watched Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! It’s so up your alley!”

I’ll let you take that as you will.

But knowing I loved musical theatre, they were astonished I had never seen it. So, that night when I came home in July of 2017, I watched it. I liked it, don’t get me wrong, but for some reason I just wasn’t captivated enough to continue bingeing it for the rest of the summer.

Flash forward to February 2019 and here I am, starting to watch it again. If you’ve never seen it, it’s an interesting show (and by interesting, I mean there is literally no other show like it). But knowing what I know now, it’s definitely an additional plot point in one of the most ironic and metaphoric stories of my life. Regardless, though, watching it made me feel a lot better about everything I’ve done and been through these past few months. It’s especially helped make me feel a lot better about the next few days. Last night was not my best night at all. In addition to the standard Sunday scaries we all get, there’s a lot of anxiety I’ve been associating with this particular week. But I’m grateful to a show like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend for helping to de-stigmatize mental illness, for adding to that conversation, and for being there for me at a moment in time I really needed it the most.

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