What got me wondering, more than anything else, is just the shaping of ones view of themselves.

See, I was a pretty poor student. Five sisters (four of them older) and I think every one of them graduated first or second in their class in high school. And this is in a very small town. I lived my life hearing “your sisters were so smart” and “you have so much promise, why won’t you apply yourself?”

I grew up thinking I was lazy and not really worth very much. And some of that is undoubtedly true. Because when you’re told you don’t have what it takes, you maybe don’t even reach….

I’ve done just fine for my family and myself. But I took a very safe path. And now that there’s little or nothing to lose, I’m taking chances. And I’m seeing that I have talents I’ve never developed because I was told I didn’t have it in me.

I appear to have found the genesis of my next post…..

Thank you,

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father, motorcyclist, old retired guy who’s just a little lost on a blue marble corkscrewing its way to oblivion

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