I have been told time and time again that if I could just pay attention, if I could just focus, if I could just put the effort in, I could be incredibly successful. I have been consistently informed of the fact that I have a much greater potential than my achievements would suggest. That if I could only conform to the wishes of my teachers, my parents, and authority figures, I could really do well. And quite frankly, I think they’re wrong. Because I’ve accomplished an awful lot. I’ve found a great deal of success; when placed in the right environment and given the right kind of support.
The last thing that I want to do is make this post about me. And yet, I’m going to have to rely on my own experiences to articulate what I’m trying to say. I hate having to put myself under the microscope as…
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