Positive words that change your life (Thomas Edison)
My mom just posted a story about Thomas Edison on my Facebook. I was going to comment all this there but I wanted to make a post of my own. I think that we can inspire others with our own humilities. School life and growing up are a big part of who we all are and this here is part of my main motivational speech! The video she posted is at the end of my post.
School was very hard for me but I made my way through it. Some parts became easier some stayed hard. Even today my reading skills are not like everyone else at my age, my memory retention for facts is terrible and taking a test as an adult is still one of the most nerve racking things ever. Also you can tell when I quickly write something without rereading it, it is littered with spelling and grammar errors. All this time: being held back a grade in elementary school, finding my depression in middle school, discovery my reading disability in high school, failing every Art History test I have ever taken in all 4 classes in college and I still passed . I was an art major and despite those failures I brought my design career to design director only to decide I wanted to follow my real passion 10 years later with no intention of going back to school.
I just did not like school. It was always so hard for me. Seeing the school systems today I probably would get sent home with a letter too. There is so much pressure put on these kids to learn quickly, tested to death, and wonder why there is so much of a behavior problem in the schools. They funnel in college at elementary level….college was not even a thing to be heard of till High School and I grew up in a higher class area too. They want to push college on so many kids only to graduate into a terrible job market!
I can’t change the governments standards for education…….Or can I? In the mean time I am going to continue to work on inspiring children and how to keep doing it better and in bigger ways. All while establishing myself as a big community member as well.
Through it all and up till right now I have battled many challanges and there are many more to come. One thing that will never stop is ME! I will not give up. My passions are easy and natural sharing them with the world is my journey and my destinations will be marked by speeches given over the rest of my life time.
I have been told by so many that I was dumb…Some of those close to me as well. But I don’t listen to those people and I stand today right now sitting on compliment after compliment about how much I know and how good I am at what I am doing. Not how much I know from a book but how much I know from real life and everything I have been so grateful to experience in it.
Stay positive. The road you are meant to be on is not the easy road. Never quit your journey and don’t listen to closely to other people’s negative judgement when you already know who you are.