Since I was really young, I have always been closely scrutinized for my failures and only been defined on my successes. People around me have always taken my achievements for granted and I’ve been forced to see my achievements as a source of my validation. I refuse to allow myself as someone who is simply defined successes alone. I am a person who makes mistakes just like everyone else. I was placed with such high expectations that exceeded even the ones I set myself. I have been placed in a pedestal like a chemical mixture and closely being watched on when I will fail next.
I won’t allow myself to be constantly put in a state of so much pressure and stress. I want to enjoy life as much as I can even if it involves mistakes. From those mistakes I can learn and grow from it to become better in character. With those mistakes, I can safely say I am human. I am me.