Nurse: What is your race?
Me: What are the options?
Nurse: African American, Mexican American, and Caucasian.
Me: .... None of those apply.
Nurse: So what is your race?
Me: I usually choose Latina or Hispanic. Is "other" an option?
Me: Can you leave it blank?
Nurse. No, it is required to continue with the test.
Checking a box on a form seems like a simple thing, but not having a option to choose can make you feel like a misfit and out of step with the norm. I have grown to embrace and really even love many of the things that make me a misfit. However, in a season of trying to navigate lots of transition, I appreciate moments when things make sense and when I feel like I fit. One of those moments was being reunited with many former teammates as we celebrated John and Jenn's marriage. We misfit together. =)