"The very thing you've been fighting not to be your whole life
is the very thing that is your genius."
I have spent a lot of my life trying not to be the bossy little girl I was always reprimanded for being as a child. Trying not to be the little girl who took things too seriously and personally, who was always lost in thought and wasn't thoughtful enough about other people, who dreamed of being an architect, but was convinced she wasn't good at math, who wanted to be a pastor, but was told that role was only for the men, who would rather sit quietly listening to the adults talk about theology than play dolls, and would rather spend all day with her head in a book than talk to others.
Now I'm trying to unlearn that avoidance. Trying to remember who I was before the world told me it wasn't who I should be, that it wasn't good enough.