I used to fall into formation. I knew my place.
I concentrated on the task, especially on finishing the work as expected or required.
I seldom looked up or around.
I relied mostly on myself, expecting little of others.
I hoped for the best but expected the worst, and in so doing, I wasted a lot of time preparing for those worst case scenarios.
I was afraid of the discomfort of being different, of confrontation, of stepping out.
I am different now, and grateful to find my own way.