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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Is This All There Is?


Growing up, my number one goal was to be the first woman president. So much so, that I would sometimes get nervous that someone would beat me to it (looking at you Hillary), and I felt so anxious and excited to get started on my political career path.

As I moved on to middle school and high school, I decided I’d much rather be a writer. I love words, and I love to read, so I created visions in my head of myself in coffee shops a la JK Rowling struggling to survive as I completed my masterpiece.

Then along came college. I guess I should have majored in poli sci or English, but they just seemed impractical and self-indulgent. So I stuck with econ, as my parents urged me to do, even though it felt more logical then lighting me on fire with passion.