Fearless Thoughts

The Mistake

I actually used to tell people that I was the mistake.  I use to tell people that Harvard made a mistake when they admitted me.  I didn’t have the perfect SAT score or the straight A average.  My college essay was about the first play I ever directed and at the time Harvard did not have a theatre concentration (they do now)!

As I remember it an older Harvard student told me I was a mistake freshman year because of these reasons and I just went with it.  Everyone seemed smarter, more impressive, better at everything.  Even though I came from St. Paul’s that didn’t seem to matter much.  I was the mistake.

It doesn’t feel that way anymore.


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