Don’t place (me) in a box

Many assumptions I have made

About myself, I realize they have played

A major role in how myself I see

There are opportunities I disregard freely

Because I am “not that kind of a person”

Many activities are just not for someone

Like me- I am too ordinary, too cautious, too busy

Too short, too unfit, too unskilled or just lazy

So I end up saying no to many challenges new

Getting out of my comfort zone isn’t something I do

Just because they do not fit the image in my mind

Of who I am, or are not with my preconceived interests aligned


You should not put people in boxes, I believe

But placing myself in a box is something I seem to perceive

As a perfectly acceptable thing to do

I have stereotyped myself, it’s true

I am in chains that I myself have made

Through uncharted waters I need to wade

In order to see meaningful progress

Who knows which opportunity would lead to success?

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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