Every day I am afraid Afraid that I’ll try my hardest and someone will tell me it isn’t enough That I am not enough Afraid they will slam the door in my face Afraid one of these days they will realize I don’t belong here In these science classes I feel like an Imposter. -Me, mid-2016
Every day I am Afraid
But I get out of bed to face this day
Is that not courageous?
Perseverance in the face of uncertainty and doubt
Grandmother calls this ‘Faith’
She is on to something.
I have come so far
For this I give thanks.
I am healthy, my heart is full and my ambition untamed
I have so much farther to go
For this too, I am thankful.
They may still try to keep me out of their academia