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striving for mediocrity

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2012

striving for mediocrity

I remember the feeling when I saw gold, silver, blue, and green shiny stars adorning my worn, white paper; I remember the feeling of a “terrific,” a “great job” and a “super” sticker glued to a class project – the sense of approval and acceptance of being “something.”  As a young girl accustomed to accolades, comparison and positive reinforcement, I subconsciously doubted my sense or worth without these warrants – I forgot to celebrate who I was.  Little did I know, this conditioning would kill my innate sense of being.

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