My Addiction to Overachieving

Katie Acosta
2 min readOct 18, 2019
Photo by Han Lahandoe on Unsplash

I have always been the queen of overachieving. I get a high from it. I chase that high. I’m addicted to it. And while I never liked failure much, I embraced it when we met. Why? Because failure offered me another opportunity to overachieve. To the outside observer, this philosophy has served me pretty well in life. I’m well educated, have a successful career, a beautiful family. Most would miss the havoc that my addiction has created in…

Katie Acosta

I am a queer, woman of color, scholar-activist. writing about parenting, loving, forgiving and struggle