Thank you, Gina.
I graduated from Mason High School, the largest high school in the state of Ohio, this past spring.
Growing up in the Mason school district, I developed severe anxiety.
This anxiety all stemmed from the idea that I was not good enough.
I attended one of the largest school districts, and the largest high school, in the state of Ohio. This made everything much harder, whether it was competing for class rank or a spot on a sports team. There was so much competition; there was always someone smarter than me, and someone more talented than me. Always. I felt increasingly average, like I had little talent, tiny in the shadow of my peers.
I played softball all growing up, and I was cut from the school softball team. Twice. I got good grades all growing up, and graduated high school proudly with a 4.5 GPA that I had worked my…
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