Expectations often define us: the pressure applied by others.
As you make - or, I usually describe it, take - time to write, do you feel you are underachieving, succeeding or exceeding expectations?
Is there anything else? The unspoken ambition lurking in the corner of your mind, the something you have always wanted to do? One possible answer is fairly obvious, but don't let that define you either, is there anything else?
From the moment I turned down the altar boy, passed the A levels and went to university I've been exceeding expectations. Apart from becoming a published author I would like to make a make a difference - I discovered, the hard way, that I don't have the skills to cure Autism so I would want to make a difference in how people perceive this developmental, learning and communication difficulty. (When the full list of ways this condition affects individuals is described you can see why others find Autism hard to deal with.)
Those who feel the breath of sadness - sit down next to me
Those who find they're touched by madness - sit down next to me
Those who find themselves ridiculous - sit down next to me