I decided to accept Leigh Anne Eck's invitation to her slicer party. She posted a mentor text and invited others to join her. You can read Leigh Anne's Slice for the details.
The mentor text that she shared was "Depending On When You Met Me" by Devon Gundry, Soul Pancake
"Depending on when you met me, I might have been: a checker’s champion, the kid who squirted Super Glue in his eye, a competitive Ping-Pong player, Tweedle Dum, a high school valedictorian, a fake blond, 1/12 of an all-male a capella group, a graduate of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, a nomad, a street musician, or a pigeon assassin."
Depending On When You Met Me by Donnetta Norris
Depending on when you met me, I might have been wearing braces on my shoes to correct bowleggedness, cared for by my grandparents while my mother finished high school, joined the middle school choir because my best friend joined, a track runner (the mile) for 1 year, an administrative assistant in a co-op job during junior and senior year of high school, a Bowling Green State University graduate, assisting the management of a burger joint, selling athletic shoes and apparel, a marathon finisher, a temporary resident of Honolulu, HI, a teacher, a reader, a writer.