At first, I thought I was a mix of my sisters.
They were complete opposites:
One was cautious, one was reckless.
One did well in school, the other struggled.
One was popular, the other had few friends.
I was told many times:
You have the good traits of both!
You do amazing in school,
You are not too cautious, not too reckless.
What they didn't see were the problems that I faced:
I had no real friends.
I couldn't trust anyone.
I didn't know who I was.
Eventually, I realized they were all wrong:
I didn't like math; I liked art.
I didn't want to be like my sisters; I wanted to surpass them both.
I didn't want to be perfect; I wanted to be my own unique person.
Now, I know that I have always been completely different than my sisters.