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.

 Day 253

Day 253