Ugh, this is my daughter. SOOOO ATHLETICALLY GIFTED. she begins every sport head and shoulders above everyone else, because she was born with insane natural ability. Then, without fail, the lesser-abled kids pass her by. Why? Because they know how to work. Because they’ve ALWAYS had to work. They don’t know any different. But my daughter doesn’t have to work to “get it”. But she can’t understand that “getting it” is only the beginning. Everything, to improve, requires building upon earlier skills. She has the early skills innately. So when she gets to a place that requires undiscovered skills, she mistakenly figures she just sucks and she gives up. I don’t know how many times I’ve tried to explain that nothing STAYS easy if you are trying to move forward, but I’m afraid it’s one of those lessons she’s going to have to figure out for herself. It is incredibly frustrating. Gripe over.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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