What makes me a Wapsi Girl? Oh! This is easy…
I’m short, like Monica. And I have a degree in anthropology. And–no joke–some people call me M. Thankfully, though, my boobs aren’t bigger than my head.
Alright, alright, I know it’s more complex than that.
The great thing about the stars of Wapsi Square is that they are more than the sum of their parts, and there are many different things that make them easy to relate to. One thing I can identify with is the idea of personal demons. Being chased by persistent, frightening doubts. There have been many times that Doubt has held me back–times I was afraid to do things that I wanted to do because I might have to deal with difficult things like failure or the disapproval of others. Of course, I wasn’t always aware that my complex feelings boiled down to something as commonplace as fear. Recognizing that weakness, and choosing to stare down Doubt was a big part of the maturing process for me as a young adult. Now when I find myself vacillating about a new project or decision to be made, I ask myself whether I am afraid to proceed for some reason, and then challenge myself to proceed no matter what. And the more I do that, the more I succeed.