When I was younger I dreamed
about becoming an actress,
but as I grew I realized I’d been
playing different roles my
There is nothing quite as
exhausting as running away from
yourself year after year;
Dodging the sirens, slipping into the skins of other people.
Painting up your face and not
recognizing the reflection.
Oh, the expectations. You cannot
simply perform, you must perform
well. The crowd wants excellence!
If you asked me now, “what do you want to be when you grow up?”
I would reply: myself.