That I made a difference somehow, in some small way.
2. What quotation best fits your outlook on life?
Redheadedness isn't just a hair color, it's a state of mind - Chendra
That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning. - Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -Aristotle
3. What single achievement are you most proud of in the past year?
Holding it all together through making the decision, the process, and finally striking out on my own. It's been almost exactly a year since I decided to do this thing. In some ways it has been painful and grievous, in other ways cathartic and liberating. It made me feel guilty but at the same time righteous. I made it to the end of the tunnel in one piece, with my sanity intact. I've learned that I *am* worth something.
4. What about the past ten years?
Going back to school. Truly living up to my potential and getting to the place where I could turn down scholarship offers from Duke, Stanford, and Harvard Law to go to Yale for grad school. It may not have been the best decision when all was said and done, but it's still one of the best things I've ever accomplished. I just wish Dad had been around to see it.
5. If you were asked to give a child a single piece of advice to guide them through life, what would you say?
Be yourself. Be your best self, whatever that may be.