In the past year I have been forging my key. I have been learning about myself, who I am and what i truly could become if I stopped thinking of my life as the hand I have been dealt and instead how to take it by the reigns and make the most of my best tool, my mind!
I have always joked that I am a font of useless information because I am good at retaining things I hear and read. Now I am using that skill to learn things that are helpful to myself and others and using my understanding of it to explain it, hopefully in a better way, for others to understand it as well.
I know I coasted through school, my teachers gave me much higher predicted grades to what I received because they could see the potential in me, but I took the fact they said I could do so much to mean I didn't need to try to pass, so I didn't try and I still passed, but I didn't excel.
I coasted at school because I was told I was dyslexic, that I would have trouble with doing things in a certain way and in a certain time frame, so because I felt like I was being told I couldn't do things i didn't try to. I didn't try to do my homework until the last minute, instead of starting it as soon as I got it to give me the time i needed to work through it properly. In exams I didn't try to answer questions faster or more concisely, instead I would take my time, because i was told it would take me longer.
I have since coasted through my working life, accepting that because of my exam results I can only do the grunt jobs of retail and service industries, and because I have had no true love for my work I have never tried to be more.
I have so coasted on my finances, accepting that what I earn is all I deserve, but also by not learning to take care of my finances, by living on what i get instead of living on less to save up for later, for holidays, for family needs, for car expenses... I have learnt to live hand to mouth, and this is one of the biggest habits I need to break right now.
So yesturday was my birthday and I took stock. Today is the first day of the rest of my life! Today I start to unlock that cage.
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