Benched by Competition

Competition among women can be a bit of a Decepticon. (Can you tell I'm an only girl and mom to boys? Transformer metaphors, roll out!) It can morph into so many different things, enticing us to play the one-up game, but what about when we refuse to play at all? Instead of rising up with an "Oh, yeah?!?! I can do that, too," we shrink back with a, "I can't do it like that, so I won't even try." Benched. Out of the game, on the sideline, watching everyone else do their thing....

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