I wear leather jackets like armor.
I despise other people’s opinions, especially if they’re “wrong.”
I’m my parent’s dream child, but nightmares are dreams too.
I am a revolutionary and a conservative.
I love change but I fear the slight shift of anything out of the ordinary.
I love commitment but not to anything important.
I love being right but treasure my mistakes more than my triumphs.
I hate the thought of trying to define myself as anything but stereotype myself.
I love everyone but never enough for anyone.
I don’t talk about myself anywhere besides my writing.
I portray confidence but I am anything besides confident.
I will continue to be terrified of the future even though it’ll be better than the past.
I know who they think me to be.
I had an imaginary friend named Elizabeth.
I thought my fish had taken a vacation.
I played pirates with my brother.
I wasn’t allowed in the kitchen.
I was afraid of my neighbor’s goats.
I stayed up late reading.
I shared a room with my little sister.
I didn’t have a best friend.
I wanted to be like my brother.
I knew the value of sleeping in.
I hated Sesame Street.
I wasn’t interested in superheroes.
I know who I was.
I take no creamer in my coffee.
I don’t sharpen my skates before a game.
I hang my t-shirts in a closet.
I don’t like carrying a number two pencil on my person.
I like tea more than coffee.
I don’t wash the paint off my hands.
I have more than one thousand songs on my phone.
I don’t often make conversation.
I want to make movies.
I don’t have a clean room.
I adore my dog.
I don’t often talk about myself.
I know who decide to be
I started hockey age four.
I had a dog named Sierra now a dog named Katja.
I have three siblings.
I can’t choose a best friend.
I gave a speech in seventh grade.
I went to a concert when I was eight.
I moved in fourth grade.
I watched Disney constantly.
I had a box of crayons.
I got a job age sixteen.
I had play makeup.
I have a guitar I can't play.
I know what made me.
I am not a rockstar.
I am not a genius.
I am not perfect.
I am not a rebel.
I am not steady.
I am not concrete.
I am not the champion.
I am not a title.
I am not a lover.
I am not a poet.
I am not a wallflower.
I am not afraid.
I know who I am.