In school, I tried really hard but I couldn’t seem to retain information I wasn’t interested in. I gravitated towards art because art had less judgement. And judgment hurts. In high school my english teacher told me I failed the class but she passed me because she liked me. In college I struggled with english and in my last year I failed. I never graduated – I gave up and I never went back.
When people tell me they don’t want to express themselves in fear that people will laugh at them – I totally get where they’re coming from. But I also want to encourage them to embrace their past because it’s made them who they are today. It’s a big part of what makes their genius. I’ve never met a successful person with an easy past. It’s no coincidence that writing is one of my passions. That you’re reading this. Something I wrote in english.