Embarrassing Dreams2:00 AM
But whenever this topic comes up, nausea slowly takes me. Jitters begin in my pinky toe. I pick at my black blazer, blink rapidly, grin stupidly, all defenses on alert: “So what do you want to do after high school?”
I guess the problem is twofold: I’m too honest and I’m not honest enough. I’m too honest, in that I can’t lie straightfaced and say with a proud smile, “I’m taking an internship at an engineering school to become the first woman to design a rocket ship compatible with amphibian life.” Shocking—acceptable—but unfortunately, untrue. Of course I could tell the truth, but that would be shocking, unacceptable and very unfortunately true: “Actually, I want to get married and be a mother one day.”
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