On Being a Disappointment for Pursuing What You Love

We hadn’t met in two years and I knew he wanted to talk. On the fourth day of my stay, he invited me into his study and I promised myself to keep calm. “It’s been four years since you graduated from college,” he said. “What exactly have you achieved?”

I’d rehearsed a hundred variations of this very conversation but he still caught me off guard. I fell silent, unspoken words…

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