Embracing Not Knowing What You Want

For a long time in my youth, I was naive enough to think I knew what I wanted.

Born of a wayward and itinerant family, I attended a new school, in a new place, most years of my life — with all the childhood pressures that entailed. Navigating through new classrooms and cafeterias, forging friendships that would be soon forsaken with the next move, was not…