4 Ways to Find Your Tribe
It took me a while to find my groove growing up. Over the course of a decade, my mom enrolled me in activities like ballet, jazz dance, gymnastics, soccer, piano lessons and art. I was mediocre on a good day and inevitably quit after putting a year or two in due to lack of interest and talent. Then something amazing happened my freshman year of high school. I found my tribe. It was through the debate team, which once again, mom encouraged me to join. After getting written up for years for talking too much in class, I finally had a positive outlet for my gift for the gab. It didn’t matter that some peers thought debate was nerdy. I was all-in, building lifelong friendships and developing a skill that helped me get into my top college choice. That experience truly changed the trajectory of my life.
— Published on November 12, 2019