I was talking with a good friend on skype this week, and I was asking her for recommendations for when I start graduate school in the fall.
One of the things that she told me, which really stuck, was “to own up to your accomplishments. Accept that you have amazing experiences that others maybe do not have. Realize that you really are unique and embrace that.”
These are things that I don’t often do. I am afraid to write on my blog where I am going to graduate school, because I don’t want to brag. I don’t want to ever seem that I am full of myself, overly confident, or egotistical, so I tend to the other extreme of self-deprecating, denial, and excessive modesty.
I feel like an imposter in my own life sometimes.
But I want to change that, and it will take hard work to change that. Building trust in myself. In my special self. One that I work everyday to make the best it can be, not just for me but for the people in my life, my family and friends.
But to really be the best me I can be, I have to believe in me. In all parts of what I have accomplished, the work that it took to get there and to feel comfortable sharing it.
The sharing of what I have done and what I will do, will come next. I will write about it, and it will take great strength for me to tell you.
Thank you for believe in me. Now, its time for me to believe in myself a bit more.