Anne Sheldrake is one of those people you know who is seemingly perfect in every way.
In her story, we meet a younger her, back when she was both whip smart and ambitious. She says there were two options when she moved to San Antonio: a Ph.D., or bust.
She literally couldn't imagine a scenario without attaining her doctorate that was not an abject failure.
As we hear in her story, the façade of perfection was hard to keep up and the burden had a heavy price.
This was recorded 9.3.19 at Brick as part of Texas public Radio's live storytelling program Worth Repeating. If you have a story Worth Repeating, send it to WorthRepeating@tpr.org.