Every week, Katie will blog about the extraordinary secret her boss has shared with her.
All my life I've known who I am, what I stand for and what I want – even though people around me didn't always get it. I was cool playing with Transformers instead of Barbies; or trying to create a Data Analyzing Robot Youth Lifeform when the other kids were off water skiing. Part of me wanted to just be more normal, 'cause, yeah sure, senior ditch day spent with friends and not alone watching a Star Trek Marathon would have been fun – but if I had friends then I never would have made it through the entire Star Trek Saga, before graduation and what a shame that would have been.
So I've never really questioned who I am – well except for last week when Victoria turned into me for a few minutes, but let's not digress. I never thought about how even the smallest decisions – to trust someone, to call someone, to help someone – effect our paths in life. Choosing who you spend your time with and what information you share with them really makes or breaks you over the years. I feel so lucky to have people in my life that accept me for who I am. When I felt compelled to help Joshua today, Dr. Powell stood by me.
Having real friends to walk through decisions and difficulties with is vital to life. Only by being completely honest and open -even a little vulnerable- can we become true friends. I feel so lucky to have people like Dr. Powell and Joshua in my life. The world feels so much bigger and more exciting when you start sharing it with people. Of course, all my friends have super powers so my situation might be a little bit unique.