It wasn’t too long ago that I feared my awkwardness was a liability. I was too random, too loud, and too involved with school. Now these qualities provide the foundation for the rest of me. What made me “uncool” years ago is just what makes me… me. And nowadays, I really like me.
On “Fresh Air” last night, the interviewee said “[my mother] told me that when I found myself, I would be beautiful.”
I second that statement, with all my being.