When You’re Not Gifted Anymore

I was a “wunderkind” for much of my high school career. I took more AP classes than anyone I knew and I got amazing scores on standardized tests. I tried to take classes during lunch my junior and senior year (not something I recommend). I went to college at 17 and graduated with an MA and BA at age 19, got a perfect score on the GRE, and went off to Princeton for a PhD as a still-teen. That was where I realized very, very clearly, that being a…

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Author of The Bishop’s Wife mystery series, Princeton PhD, triathlete, mother of six, autist, Mormonish, she/her

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Mette Harrison

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Author of The Bishop’s Wife mystery series, Princeton PhD, triathlete, mother of six, autist, Mormonish, she/her

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