Unconsciously carrying this resentment around, I end up finishing college believing that I am just an ordinary girl, coming from a small town, with nothing much to offer. I become a B-, um, maybe a C- or a D- student. Now, I don't even know how much my self-worth is. I can't even start looking for a job.
Do I really have nothing to offer? Do I really not have what it takes to be a woman with an awesome career or two?
A friend of mine once said, he excerpted this from a book -I don't remember the author nor the title of the book, my bad, I'll try asking him whenever I see him-, that a man who has a gift but does not work with his gift is less likely to succeed than a man who does not have a gift but diligently and relentlessly pursue that gift.
I was wrong when I thought I needed my genius friends' brain to stand out, to be special. I should have believed that I have what it takes to be who I want to be in this world. Yes, I have lost some, maybe a lot of, precious time believing that I am a nobody. But it is not too late to rise up, I am planning a comeback. So folks, wait for it, because it is going to be legen ... dary. LEGENDARY!
My takeaway for today's sentimental hour: diligence, focus, not giving up, and hope.