If I could send a message to myself from now, to when I was younger, the message would be simple.
“Be less afraid.”
A huge part of my life, maybe second only to sleep, has been wasted on fear.
All through school I was afraid of what was accumulating on my “permanent record.” I was too afraid to really try when it came to colleges and afraid of not going to a good one. I was afraid I wasn’t smart enough even to take the advance placement tests that would have skipped me past a lot of introductory coursework.
And dating? Don’t get me started.