We’re talking about the pressure to do it all.
I don’t mean to overwhelm myself—it’s just how my brain works.
School districts, honors classes, and other life-defining bureaucracy.
When you realize the Big Goal you’ve been working toward isn’t what you want.
You can figure out what you want and make it happen.
Starts are exciting but they’re just the beginning.
I’m happy with what I’m studying…for now.
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