There's always been a hill before me. Sometimes so steep it's practically a mountain (like now), sometimes a gentle, grassy knoll that takes a few steps to overcome. A lot of the scarier, almost entirely vertical mountains, with their their jagged rocks and invisible peaks were born from the tectonic plates of the relationship with my parents colliding in a horrifically pretentious metaphor.
We're chill now, my parents and I, there's something about growing up that really makes you appreciate your parents, but I was the more rebellious daughter, Not rebellious in the way the media portrays, but rebellious enough that by the time I'd finished 6th form, I'd set most of the career expectations my parents had for me on fire.
I've never really been a fan of being told what to do.