I simply desire authenticity. I spent the first 20 years of my life fulfilling other's expectations for me. I brought myself to a breaking point after striving to be whoever anyone wanted me to be. I ran through life accomplishing great things, but never actually being present. I couldn't tell you who I was. I was a task-driven, people-pleasing machine. And I was good at it. Until a few months ago when I realized I wasn't even living. I realized that my life had turned into a summation of what those around me wanted it to be. I refuse to continue living like this. My desire is to engage in the present. My desire is to ask the hard questions, because if this is my one life I have to live, I want to ask the hard questions. I want to engage in the reality of myself, others, and my Father who loves me.