Right after I graduated high school, I had no real idea of what I wanted to do or be. I often complained to Johnny that I wasn't good at anything and I didn't have any talents. Though he tried to reassure me countless times, I still felt uncreative and lost. I just assumed that people who were good at things just "got" them and I hadn't really "gotten" anything. If only someone had said, "Sweetie, you have to explore. Don't be afraid to TRY." So, I'm here to say that to you. Don't be afraid to explore things. Don't be afraid to fail. Don't be afraid to TRY.
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It's alright if you don't know who you are or what you are interested in. It's okay to be scared of new things and even feel incredibly intimidated. It's fine not to have it all figured out. In a lot of ways I feel like I'm still sorting through that.
One thing that I never admitted to myself was that being good at something is a bit of talent, but it is also a LOT of hard work. There are many failures along the way, but you learn so much from them and grow all the more. I'm not saying that I have everything totally figured out, but I do know that there was a point when I was afraid of trying because I was afraid of failing. When I finally decided to believe in myself, it opened me up to so much. Now I feel pretty satisfied doing something that I'm really proud of.
If you are someone who knows what they want and is driven to make it happen, I completely admire you. Many others may also admire you. A little encouragement goes a long way... maybe you could pass a little on as well. :) xoxo Katie