I spent so much of my teenage in self pity. Perhaps because I didn’t accept anyone else’s pity and was fantastic at putting up a steel front. But self pity is overrated. The less power I thought I had, the lesser control I had over the way I responded to difficult situations. I ended up accepting sub-standards when I could have been shooting for the stars! So, ladies, take the reigns, sing a song and be the heroine of your own life!