You're not special. (And that's okay.)

I grew up in an environment and family where I felt like I needed to be special. That I was destined to achieve something in the world through my life. Looking back, so much of my youth (and current perspective) centered around this implicit expectation. Every achievement, like winning an award in middle school or getting into a good college, fed into the broader narrative and only furthered the expectations to do even greater things.

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