I have never known any different in my life, whether it be with my brother or with friends, I have been a competitor. I have this way of making everything I do matter in my mind, so when I lose it means that much more to me. For as long as I can remember I have created little challenges for myself and knowing that I could never escape the mental games used to drive me crazy. Holding my breath for as long as I can, or timing myself no matter what I’m doing or where I am. This was a kind of curse to me when I was younger, but it has grown into a wonderful gift.
As my life flashes before my eyes, I have started to realize that the ability to challenge oneself is an enormous advantage. Even