A. Do the next thing.
A. I suspect I come off as more assertive than I realize, so maybe that. I've been told I exude self-confidence, and this always shocks me to hear.
A. It takes a huge amount of effort for me to remember to light a single candle rather than curse the darkness.
A. I always return to Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice.
A. Not changing piano studios my freshman year at Oberlin Conservatory. It would have been a gutsy thing to do, and I would have been happier.