I’ve spent the bulk of my life with other people telling me what to do – parents, teachers, professors, managers. But I’m just now beginning to do things on my own. There comes a certain joy in not having to ask for anyone’s permission or approval. I’ve never really been excited by telling anyone else what to do. Having power over another person is not something that excites me. But having power over myself, my movements, my decisions has been something I’ve sought out for years. For me, to have it, is to be free.