I was born a competitor. I have competed in everything from cooking to singing to memorization to piano to Bible knowledge.  I didn’t compete because my parents thrust it upon me or forced me to; I competed because it gives me a high.  

In high school I lived for competition. I was that girl who couldn’t go do anything because I was always preparing for the next big competition.  In college I didn’t have as much to compete in (not being the athletic type), but I competed against my friends in grades.  

But now I’m an adult. I’m a librarian, a substitute teacher, and an online graduate student.  I’ve nothing to compete in.  What do I do with myself, now that I have no competition? What do grown-ups compete in?


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